Three arrested in fatal shooting near Durham's Southpoint mall
Posted February 9, 2013
Updated February 10, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested three people Saturday after a man was shot and killed outside Moe's Southwest Grill on Fayetteville Road near the Streets at Southpoint mall.
Brian Christopher Keys, 24, of Greensboro, died in the shooting.
Police arrested Monquell L. Davis, 19, of Lutz Lane, Deshario Tamaurious Mitchell, 18, of Marne Avenue, and Kadeem Rasheed Johnson, 18, of Umstead Street and charged them with murder.
Davis also faces fleeing to elude arrest and felony hit and run resulting in injury charges.
Officers responded to the restaurant, in the Renaissance Center across the street from Southpoint, about 12:50 p.m. and found Keys in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
After being given a description of a suspect vehicle, officers attempted to stop a Jeep Liberty matching that description a short time later on Fayetteville Road. The driver refused to stop and fled from officers before crashing near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, police said.
Three people inside the Jeep Liberty were taken to the Durham Police Department for questioning and later arrested. Police said Keys knew the suspects and that it appears they shot him inside the Jeep.
"This city, these citizens are not going to tolerate the gun violence on our citizens in Durham. We're just not going to tolerate it," said Durham police Captain Patrice Andrews.