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Durham man seen in altercation before slaying

Posted June 15, 2011 9:21 a.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2011 9:44 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man was seen in a brief altercation with another man right before he was shot and killed in a parking lot Sunday afternoon, police said.

Javier Arreola Rodriguez, 40, was wounded in the 1300 block of Juniper Street around 2:45 p.m., police said. He died after being taken to Duke University Hospital.

Police said that a man shot Rodriguez soon after he got out of his vehicle. The man was last seen running from the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 919-560-4440, extension 29335 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.