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Durham flea market shooting suspects arrested after standoff

Posted December 12, 2012

— Two of four teens accused of opening fire at a Durham flea market over the weekend were taken into custody Wednesday following a standoff on Sudbury Drive, police said.

Alexander Cardona, 17, of West Trinity Avenue, and Sergio Adrian Barboza, 17, of Sudbury Drive, each face one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting at Durham Green Flea Market on Sunday afternoon.

Two people were injured in the shooting – a 19-year-old man who remained hospitalized Wednesday with eight gunshot wounds and a 31-year-old man who was released from the hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrests, police said. Details about the standoff were not released. 

Two other suspects – Irving Martinez, 17, of Maplewood Drive, and Rene Moreno, 17, of Faucette Avenue – are still being sought, police said.

Police said Cardona and Martinez are also responsible for a Dec. 4 robbery and assault on Hart Street. They each face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and encouraging participation in criminal street gang activity in connection with that incident.

Anyone with information should call Durham police at 919-560-4281, extension 29122, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • lopo Dec 13, 2012

    most immigrants are not criminals, so you dont like my opinion ok

    So true unless they are illegal immigants, then they are criminals. Only thing citizens are asking is to enforce the laws that are on the books. These children should never get to see the light of day ever again.

  • bngexpress Dec 13, 2012

    the criminal immigrant community , (as if it's not self explanatory), is the community of illegal immigrants that are thriving here in a country they knowingly broke the law to enter. does that beak it down good enough or should i go further.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Dec 13, 2012

    ** autismawareness ** snapjack, just MOST!

    So unfair a comment, most immigrants are not criminals, it's like with anything else, the minority are the loudest and make a problem for all the others that want to live in peace...

  • autismawareness Dec 13, 2012

    snapjack, just MOST!

  • autismawareness Dec 13, 2012

    if they did do what they are accused of They had a good reason
    too funny.
    death penalty to all of them.

  • autismawareness Dec 13, 2012

    arrest the parent(s). why is it people can't raise kids properly?

  • snapjack Dec 13, 2012

    "this is what the criminal immigrant community has to offer our society , gangs, drugs , violence. and our re-elected officials want amnesty for all."

    Can you please explain criminal immigrant community? Are all immigrants criminals or just those that don't include your group because you're an immigrant too. Your point is idiotic because you make grand sweeping conclusion based on your stereotypes not facts

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 13, 2012

    I'm guess that since two already have photo by LEO, they're not stranger to the system. If they won't legal, they certainly can't be now per the rules for amnesty. But of course that not surprising for many. Sad to say but we'll most likely not hear the end of their crimminal activities.

  • bngexpress Dec 13, 2012

    this is what the criminal immigrant community has to offer our society , gangs, drugs , violence. and our re-elected officials want amnesty for all.

  • mxteam44 Dec 13, 2012

    Well, that's two off the streets.............that we'll have to support in our prison systems for years to come.