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'NC Wanted' Tip Leads to Arrest of Shooting Suspect

Posted February 8, 2008 1:26 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2008 9:12 a.m. EST

— A tip to the Fox 50 show led to the arrest of a suspect in a January robbery and shooting, Durham police announced Thursday.

The NC Wanted tip directed police to Canal and Hazel streets, where they arrested Terry Demetrius Lee, 16, of East Club Boulevard, on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators said Lee and Ronald Ambrister, 18, of Wake Place, accosted a 44-year-old man in the 1100 block of Gurley Street on Jan. 20. When the man said he did not have any money, one of the suspects shot him in the thigh.

Lee, also a known gang member, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury.

Ambrister was arrested on the day of the robbery.

Lee's capture marks the 11th arrest related to NC Wanted's ongoing coverage of fugitives and unsolved cases. airs on WRAL's sister station, Fox 50.