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Second Suspect Sought in Durham Robbery, Shooting

Posted July 8, 2003 9:35 a.m. EDT

— Police in Durham are looking for a second suspect in a weekend shooting that left two teenagers wounded.

Investigators said Kenneth Anthony Cox, 18, is wanted on robbery charges in connection with a robbery and double shooting Saturday night on Sedgefield Street.

Cox is charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Police said he has not been charged in connection with the shootings.

Durham police were dispatched to a disturbance with a weapon call at a house in the 1000 block of Sedgefield Street at 7:23 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found two teenagers who had suffered gunshot wounds.

Police said Marcus Jones, 19, of Durham, suffered a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to Duke University Medical Center for treatment. Jaquienton Sellars, 17, of Hillsborough, suffered a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Investigators believe the shootings occurred during a robbery.

Police arrested 19-year-old Jerry Lamont Cox Saturday night. He was charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. His bond was set at $150,000.

The suspects are brothers.

Anyone with information about Kenneth Cox is asked to call Durham Police Investigator D.C. West at (919) 560-4440, ext. 236, or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.