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Durham police arrest two teens in connection with January shooting

Posted February 13, 2013 1:46 p.m. EST

— Two Durham teens wanted in connection with a Jan. 23 shooting were arrested Tuesday after a brief foot chase on Cook Road, police said.

Dontae Richardson, 17, of Grant Street, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm within the city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor. 

Demarkee Midgette, 16, of Cathy Drive, is charged with conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a handgun by a minor. 

Richardson was in the Durham County jail Wednesday under a $75,000 bond. Midgette's bond was $50,000. 

According to investigators, Richardson, Midgette and 17-year-old Richard Tiberious "R.T." Bonaparte got into an argument with a 16-year-old outside a home in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street Jan. 23 before shooting him in the leg. 

Police are still searching for Bonaparte. A 15-year-old juvenile was also charged with conspiracy. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on Bonaparte's whereabouts should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4281 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.