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Three sought in Durham drive-by shooting

Posted June 11, 2010

— Durham police are searching for three suspects in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon that injured a 22-year-old man.

Police said the victim was driving on South Roxboro Street when a blue Jeep pulled up beside him, and one of its occupants fired at him. The victim turned onto Charles Street, but the Jeep followed, and several more shots were fired at the victim.

He was shot in the arm, and his vehicle was damaged, police said. His young child, who was in the back seat, was unharmed.

On Friday, police obtained arrest warrants for Demario Martez Jones, 22, of Oakridge Boulevard, and Robert Earl Frye, 22, and Brandon Rashawn Washington, 22, both of Shirley Caesar Court.

All three men are wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, conspiracy and two counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call police at 919-560-4935, extension 29415, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never identify themselves.

Jones served a two-month prison sentence for 2007 convictions for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, assault inflicting serious injury and felony discharging a firearm into property, according to state Department of Correction records.

DOC records also show that Frye has a conviction for carrying a concealed weapon.


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  • warrcorick Jun 11, 2010

    No space for real crimminals!

    Prison space has began to be reserved for paybacks! Not paying child support is a shame. Making money on kickbacks, lose your assets. Corrupt politician, again assest. But not having space for dangerous people in society should be a crime istself. We must choose our battles with the safety of the atlarge public first.

  • Just the facts mam Jun 11, 2010

    Just another example of terrorist living among us. Too bad we do not treat them the same as we do when they are in other countries.

  • Mr. Sensible Jun 11, 2010

    Another case for the (ACME) crack head desintegrator. Clean up those nasty government subsidized drug infested slums in you town. Get one today.

  • gingerlynn Jun 11, 2010

    Oh and yes, they all three have lovely prison records




  • gingerlynn Jun 11, 2010

    The Durham City Council cannot raise Durham County Property Taxes. The Durham County Commissioners do. I wonder how Becky Heron and Ellen Reckhow et al would feel if the city usurped its power and tried to raise county taxes.

    The Durham City Council (Mayor Bell,etc) , can however, raise the Durham City Taxes. If you live in the city you are fortunate enough to have to pay both. I just live in the county and escape the wrath of the city council.

  • gingerlynn Jun 11, 2010

    It's nice to know the habitat for humanity homes on Shirley Ceasar court are being used to help house a fine element of society.

  • needmocash Jun 11, 2010

    This is why the city council raised Durham County Property Taxes today.

  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Jun 11, 2010

    The positive side to this whole fiasco is that there were no other injuries to innocent bystanders. That area of S.Roxboro/Charles St is a large Section 8/Housing Authority/low income housing area. There are always tons of children & adults out in those cul-de-sacs and parking lots/yards. Those stray bullets could very easily have wounded/killed an innocent person. I just don't get why there's so much dang violence. Just leave each other alone for crying out loud!

  • NotFromHere Jun 11, 2010

    Isn't it nice. They all already have mug shots on file. Should make it easier to find them. Let's hope this time they never get out.

  • budatduke Jun 11, 2010

    I wonder for what crimes these three pieces of work are out on probation.