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Man Arrested in Durham Shooting Death

Posted August 3, 2007 4:27 p.m. EDT

— A Durham man was arrested Friday and charged with the Wednesday morning slaying of another man outside a local apartment complex, police said.

Kenyon Akeem Deloatch, 24, of James Street, was arrested Friday morning and charged with murder in connection with the death of 25-year-old Randolph Ladarius James of Glasson Street.

Officers were called to the Oakley Square apartment complex at 1835 Cheek Road early Wednesday and found James lying in the parking lot. He had been beaten and then shot multiple times, police said.

James was transported to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told officers they had heard loud voices followed by the sound of gunshots. Police said they believe several people were involved in the altercation, and they are seeking more information in the case.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Sgt. Jack Cates of the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 262, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.