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Two injured in southeast Durham shooting; man charged

Posted April 22, 2015

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— A 31-year-old man was taken into custody early Wednesday after a driver and passenger in a car were injured in a shooting on Holloway Street in southeast Durham, police said.

Andrew Demar Holman, of the 700 block of Holloway Street, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

A Durham Police Department spokesperson says the shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Holloway Street. The people injured drove to Owen Street, about 2 miles away, to report the incident.

Authorities have not released their names, but officials said they are both men in their 20s. One person was in critical condition following the shooting, and the other person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Following the shooting, officers surrounded an apartment building on Holloway Street after being told that a possible suspect may have gone into the building. After more than four hours, the unidentified man surrendered to police. He was unarmed, authorities said.

The man was questioned by police late Wednesday morning before being taken to the Durham County jail. Information about possible charges has not been released.

Holloway Street was blocked off between Alston Avenue and Elizabeth Street following the incident, and officers also blocked off a portion of Owen Street, where the car involved in the shooting was parked. The roads reopened at about 10:30 a.m.


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  • Michael Hunt Apr 22, 2015
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    Is there a way to filter out what is displayed as "news" on WRAL's home page? I'd like to not even see the stuff from that rat hole city called Durham.

  • Alexia Proper Apr 22, 2015
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    That might be true, but I think his only offenses to date are drug offenses. Many Americans are already complaining that prisons are over-populated with drug users and we should let them all out. So if laws change per changing public opinion, this man would have never even had a criminal record.

    Question is, would that have prevented the attempted murder? What drove this man to try to kill somebody? Is it that he's just a bad seed or did he feel so oppressed by society having that criminal conviction on his record?

    Whatever his situation, I've known people who with criminal records, but they don't kill people. They do have a hard time finding jobs, but they do not resort to murder. It takes a special kind of hatred or utter lack of morals to do something like that.

    And there seem to be too many morally bankrupt folks in that area of Durham.

  • Chris Vet Apr 22, 2015
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    Where are those protesters like in Baltimore and Ferguson?

  • Jeff Abbott Apr 22, 2015
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    Why would anyone drive down Holloway Street? That whole area is like a war zone and I would gladly spend an extra 30 minutes driving if it meant taking a detour around that entire area of Durham.

  • Kenneth Brewer Apr 22, 2015
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    The police departments do their job but the Durham and Cumberland County DAs, judges and juries just dump the criminals back on the street with little-to-no punishment. So crime just ramps up up up. And it's the law-abiding people living in the low income areas that suffer the most.

  • Alexia Proper Apr 22, 2015
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    It's a race to the bottom between Durham and Fayetteville. Right now, Fayetteville is in the lead, but Durham is intent on catching up.