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Suspect in Durham 9-year-old's shooting death surrenders

Posted January 23, 2014

Everett Lamont Graves

— A Durham man wanted in the recent shooting death of a 9-year-old boy surrendered Thursday night, police said.

Everett Lamont Graves, 23, of Elmira Avenue, is charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Jaeden Sharpe died six days after the Jan. 4 shooting. Police said he and his mother, Lakeisha Holloway, 31, were riding in a car on Lucas Drive when they were shot.

Holloway is recovering from the shooting.

Police said the shooting doesn't appear to have been random, but they provided no motive or additional details about the case.


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  • packalum09 Jan 28, 2014

    He was probably going after the mother, not knowing the boy was in the car. He ended up killing an innocent child, which is probably why he turned himself in. Suddenly, that "motive" whatever it was wasn't that important anymore.

  • mercy Jan 24, 2014

    I'm sure with the freezing temperatures and no one else wanting to be implemented with crime, he probably found it easy to turn himself in.

  • shortcake53 Jan 24, 2014

    There is NO motive for shooting an innocent child, just pure evil. I hope he rots.

  • brandy213122 Jan 24, 2014

    There is a special place in Hell (and prison) for this fine gentleman (WRAL wouldn't let me use the word that is more fitting for him).

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  • MaxD Jan 24, 2014

    wow, what a great turn in this story. They usually never turn themselves in. Good news for the family.