Two more arrested in Durham officer shooting
Posted December 20, 2012
Durham, N.C. — 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.