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Durham shooting victim identified

Posted December 29, 2009 10:47 a.m. EST

— The 18-year-old who was found shot to death Monday afternoon on a Durham street corner has been identified, police said Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call about a disturbance with a weapon near the intersection of Allgood Street and Belvin Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found Jonathan Royster, of Piper Street, lying in the street, police said.

Royster was pronounced dead at the scene.

A person was seen fleeing the scene on foot, but police didn't release any description of the suspected gunman.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29320, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.