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Suspect sought in fatal Durham shooting

Posted January 12

Investigators said they are trying to locate William Devoil Allen Jr., 26, who is wanted on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
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— Durham police are searching for a man in connection to a December shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Investigators said they are trying to locate William Devoil Allen Jr., 26, who is wanted on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from a Dec. 23 incident in which police arrived at the intersection of Grace Lane and Liberty Street and found a man who had been shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly after, authorities found 25-year-old Jakeba Henry with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Authorities said the two men were together on Commerce Street when the shooting occurred.

Anybody with information about Allen’s whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • James Scandrick Jan 13, 2016
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    Guns don't kill ppl, but a WHITE MALE killed a mother and daughter, right in Raleigh/Wake Co., WITH A GUN!!!! Justin Case, you loss your girl to a black guy, not EQUIPPED TO SATISFY or something, because your anger and biased thoughts, seem to be more than your racist comments.