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Arrest made in Durham house party shooting

Posted July 14, 2011 8:10 a.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2011 8:41 a.m. EDT

— A 23-year-old Durham man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting at a house party in Durham in September, police said.

Witnesses told police that a vehicle stopped in front the house in the 1100 block of Delano Street, off Fidelity Drive, in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, and then its occupants opened fire. Seven men and one woman were shot, and two of them were seriously injured.

Marquette Travon Williams is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

He was also arrested for failure to appear in court on earlier charges of carrying a concealed weapon and felony fleeing to elude arrest. In addition, he was arrested on out-of-county charges of attempted murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Williams was being held under a $2.1 million bond at the Durham County jail on Thursday. 

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.