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Durham man charged with murder

Posted November 11, 2008 5:46 p.m. EST
Updated November 11, 2008 6:44 p.m. EST

— Durham police said Tuesday that they had charged Alton Dewayne “Popeye” Sanders, whom they already had in custody, with the Oct. 14 murder of a man in the 1300 block of Nnorth Hyde Park Avenue.

Sanders was arrested in October on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm within the city limits for a shooting in August on Hoover Road.

Police believe he shot a man in the leg and buttocks while driving by 1126 S. Hoover Road at 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 4. That victim survived.

The murder charge stems from the shooting of Lamont Monty Brandon Jr., 19. Brandon was shot in the chest and later died of his wounds at Duke University Hospital.