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18-year-old charged in fatal Durham shooting

Posted July 4, 2013 9:04 a.m. EDT
Updated July 4, 2013 1:04 p.m. EDT

— Durham police have charged an 18-year-old man with murder in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday night.

Officers responding found Dion Omari Williams, 17, of Durham, dead in the 3400 block of Freeman Road around 10:25 p.m. while responding to a report of a gunshot wound.

Authorities later charged Jaaron Joyner, whom they said knew Williams, but they offered no further information about the shooting, including a possible motive.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.