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Two more arrested in Durham officer shooting

Posted December 20, 2012

— Two more suspects were charged Thursday in connection with the shooting of a Durham police officer earlier this week.

The Durham Police Department's Violent Incident Response Team arrested Ledarius Devon Riley, 18, of Rosetta Drive, and Dustin McCoy Portee, 20, of North Miami Boulevard, on North Miami Boulevard Thursday evening. Both are charged with being an accessory after the fact to a felony.

Carlos Antonio Riley Jr., 21, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after a nearly three-hour manhunt following the incident Tuesday morning. Police said Officer Kelly A. Stewart was shot in the leg during a struggle at a traffic stop on Forest Road.

Stewart’s gun and badge were missing after the shooting. Police said Thursday that his badge has been recovered, although they did not give details.

Carlos Riley was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer causing serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. During Riley's first appearance in court Wednesday, his attorney said Stewart shot himself.

The attorney said the plain-clothed officer pulled up behind Riley with his lights and siren on, got out of the car and was screaming obscenities.

Police did not say whether Carlos Riley and Ledarius Riley are related.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 919-560-4440, ext. 29320, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 21, 9:55 a.m.

    Its not the departments that are the problem it's the Durham County judges. The judicial system in Durham is a revolving door.

  • novacrazy2000 Dec 21, 9:31 a.m.

    I feel bad for the officer. But if Durham PD puts the same effort in catching all the bad guys as much as they put into finding these guys Durham would be a much safer place. Sorry I call it like i see it.

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 21, 9:21 a.m.

    One has to be crazy to be a police officer especially in Durham County these days. After any situation lawyers and community organisers question every action taken. Also they need bump up the compensation to be competitive so Durham stops training officers for much of the state.

  • The Big E Dec 20, 7:42 p.m.

    Durham P.D. is a great place to work and serve a community. The training is some of the best in the nation! The Sheriff's Departmrnt is also a great place to work! You won't meet any finer people around!

  • runurse01 Dec 20, 6:59 p.m.

    Your son would be very lucky to be part of Durham's PD...some of the best trained officers and they do wonderful work everyday, just a shame how it gets overlooked or misconstrued thanks to the media and news. Prayers with Officer Stewart for a full recovery and so very thankful he is ok. Prayers for justice to come to these individuals during their courtdate!

  • pinkiglock Dec 20, 5:41 p.m.

    Prayers for the officer's full recovery, and nothing but bad wishes for the criminals of this earth. There is most definitely bad and good, and it's time Society gets over the liberal BS.