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Suspect in Durham shooting surrenders

Posted January 26, 2010

— The suspect in a Jan. 16 shooting that injured a man and a female bystander on Jan. 16 surrendered to Durham police on Tuesday.

Hykeem Lamar Dunston, 20, of Bruce Street, was wanted on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.

Dunston was being held under a $1 million bond at the Durham County jail on Tuesday, police said.

Investigators said they believe that Dunston pulled out a gun and fired several shots during an argument with several men at Maple and East Main streets. Bullets struck a 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, who was on a nearby porch.

The woman underwent surgery and is recovering, police said. The man was treated at Duke University Medical Center and released.


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  • Iseeu Jan 26, 2010

    What prison? he didn't mean to shoot those people, Judge will let him off and give him shooting lesson.

  • lumberman Jan 26, 2010

    In the last couple of days there have been 2 stories in the news about these crooks that can't hit what they are aiming at. This guy here and the guy in Roxboro that missed his target and shot his friend. I wish we could teach them to shoot better so when they get out and shoot the next person they could at least hit there intended target instead of an innocent bystander. May be then they would be given an sentence that would kept them in prison forever. Because it appears that most of these guys don't learn from a short stay. The guy in Roxboro only out of jail since Sept. If it was not so crazy it would be funny.

  • rebar Jan 26, 2010

    Y'all keep it down...he's liable to hear ya..

    OMG......I am going to laugh the rest of the day. Glad the people shot are ok

  • fatchanceimwrong Jan 26, 2010

    Y'all keep it down...he's liable to hear ya..

  • turdferguson Jan 26, 2010

    I can't believe this guy is 20 years old. He looks 12-14 at the most. He's going to have a rough time in prison.