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Man charged in Durham shooting death

Posted March 11, 2010 11:07 p.m. EST
Updated March 12, 2010 11:06 a.m. EST

— A 40-year-old Durham man was charged with murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance outside a convenience store on Holloway Street Thursday night.

Officers responding to a call found Manuel Erazo Oseguera, 32, of Durham, lying in the parking lot at 2502 Holloway St. shortly before 9 p.m. Police said Oseguera had been shot once in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Romualdo Erazo Ruiz, 40, of Farm House Lane, was charged in his death.

Investigators said that the shooting was not a random act of violence and that Ruiz and Oseguera knew each other.

Anyone with additional information should call police Cpl. S. Pennica at 919-560-4440, extension 29320, 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.