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Teen arrested in connection with Durham shooting death

Posted May 2, 2012

— Durham police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old teen wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 35-year-old man early Tuesday at a home on Mordecai Street. 

Authorities arrested Kerry W. Graham Jr., of 1315 Morreene Road, at the Red Roof Inn on N.C. Highway 55. Graham has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, police said. 

Police say Graham and another man forced their way into the apartment of Carl Anthony Presley, at 3307 Mordecai St., around 2:30 a.m.Tuesday and shot him.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29320 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

The apartment complex is near Duke University, but police said no students were involved.


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  • SFSOLDIER May 10, 2012

    Just put him in jail for the rest of his sorry life...you cannot change him at this point.

  • bombayrunner May 2, 2012

    problem is, if you don't know right from wrong by the time you are 6, you're done! Got to get to kids EARLY -- by the time they are in school, its too late.

  • 1775 May 2, 2012

    Thank you karenhull. That put much in to perspective for me! God bless.

  • Realthoughts May 2, 2012

    It sure didn't take long to bury this news article once people began asking sensible questions.

  • dennis23 May 2, 2012

    We have drivers ed programs in school to train young people on how to drive and react when on the highway. It appears that the way young people are commiting terrible crimes now that the schools need a Prison Ed. program to help and show young people what to expect when they enter prison for the first time and what is going to happen to them physcially and mentally. They need to be shown graphic details about what goes on behind bars especially for a young kid like this. I have known a couple of guys that were in prison and the first thing they would suggest for this kid to do is get himself a sugar daddy to protect himself from other inmates. Kids need to be educated about the real world.

  • bombayrunner May 2, 2012

    So sad, the 5 most common words a young man like this will hear, "Will the defendant please rise".

  • karenhull May 2, 2012

    2 Tim 3:1-7
    ignoring the facts doesn't change the facts

  • MadMaxx May 2, 2012

    Sorry, NAACP is NOT to help the black community, they are to stir up racial unrest to bring attention to their political and monetary movements. As far as the so-called people they are in place to Advance, they are too far down the food chain, no money to join their organizations to warrant any interest of the radical leaders, (Al, Jesse, and Rev. Barber)

    Never once has any of those three or others in leadership positions has spoken about or to anyone about the violence in the black neighborhoods. The sad fact is that it is mostly black on black crimes.

    Upon stating these FACTS, I will now be labeled a racist.

  • Statick May 2, 2012

    I'll take,"Things a White Supremacist Would Say", for $100 Alex... Statick The fact you assume linspace is white makes YOU the racist Statick.- nocommonsense

    Sorry, but that "I'm rubber, you're glue" defense doesn't work with me.

    Now, if I also start claiming that diversity is bad, multiculturalism is a problem, THEN you can call me a racist. But, since I called out some anonymous brainiac on here who actually said, then I'm a racist, too?

    I'm amazing to behold bigot logic.k It's a wonder unto itself.

  • Realthoughts May 2, 2012

    The NAACP and black community are so quick to march in matters such as the Trevon incident, why isn't there marching going on that would help a young man such as this keep from leading a life in crime. There should be an out cry from the Black community demanding action from the NAACP to establish programs to help young kids. This should marches across the nation for the NAACP to take a stance against criminal activity! I would like to see marches that help the black community stamp out crime!