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Teen arrested in Durham parking lot shooting

Posted August 22, 2011

— Durham police have arrested a teen in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in the parking lot behind the Main Street Apartments last week, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Monday.

Javonte Christopher Champelle, 16, of Commerce Street, was charged Saturday with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy, going armed to the terror of the public and discharging a firearm within city limits.

He was being held Monday in the Durham County jail under a $750,000 bond.

The victim's name has not been released, but police said she was shot in the thigh with a small-caliber weapon at 621 E. Main St. on Aug. 15.


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  • braddavis Aug 25, 2011

    Shouldn't the GOLO headline read every morning.......WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE WHERE, BUT SOMEONE WILL BE SHOT IN DURHAM TODAY

  • Milkman Aug 23, 2011

    I was just going to say that bond will be down to $5k by the end of the day.

    And "going armed to the terror of the public" in Durham, with a .22, Really? I think any lawyer could argue that in Durham there's no terror in a .22

    I'm glad the girl is recovering, and I hope this guy gets put away for a long long time.

  • davidbh61255 Aug 23, 2011

    Hudson and cline will have this reduced to 5k.

  • scorekeep Aug 22, 2011

    He must have missed that seminar the other week concerning violence in Durham.

  • slappywhite Aug 22, 2011

    haters !!!!

  • bigal02282 Aug 22, 2011

    If he can't control his temper now, just imagine what he'd be like in a few years. Prison baby.

  • Big D 87 Aug 22, 2011

    The parents of this child should be also charged.Its time for parents to get control of their kids .Last I checked you have to be 18 to own a long gun and 21 to own a pistal.

  • MudLife Aug 22, 2011

    young people messing up the rest of their life so early.