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Man charged in connection with Durham fatal shooting

Posted December 7, 2018 6:12 p.m. EST

Frederick McQuaig

— Durham police have charged a 45-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 500 block of Massey Avenue around 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. When they arrived, they found Jake Spruiell, 44, shot inside a vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died on Nov. 20.

Frederick McQuaig was charged with murder on Friday. He is currently in Central Prison in Raleigh, where he is incarcerated on a parole violation.

The shooting was not random, according to investigators, as Spruiell and McQuaig knew each other.