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Texas man held without bond in fatal Durham shooting

Posted June 27, 2011

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— A Texas man accused of killing a Pennsylvania high school football player in Durham last week is being held without bond.

Gabriel James Gamez, 22, is accused of shooting Darrell Turner, 18, and teammate Thomas Woodson, 15, in the parking lot of an AT&T store at 5348 McFarland Drive at about 10 p.m. last Thursday.

Investigators say it all started with a fight.

Turner, a rising senior and a linebacker, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Woodson, a rising junior, was shot in the leg, and authorities said his wound wasn't life-threatening.

Turner and Woodson were visiting colleges in Durham and were on their way to a football camp in Florida.

Gamez was in Durham for a family member's funeral. His next court appearance is July 18.

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  • h3ardita11b4 Jun 27, 2011

    "Male testosterone and the inability to walk away...."

    ain't that the truth???

  • Lead by Example Jun 27, 2011

    tragic

  • mike honcho Jun 27, 2011

    Male testosterone and the inability to walk away....

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jun 27, 2011

    Long term solution for a short term problem. Now the lives of at least two families are forever changed, and not in a positive way. Very sad.

  • Outlaw Josey Wales Jun 27, 2011

    Sometimes it pays to just bite your lip and walk away.