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Durham Police Investigate Homicide

Posted July 21, 2003 7:53 a.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating a homicide that occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Officers were called to 2508 South Roxboro St., where they found Douglas Thornton, 19, of Summit St. Thornton, who had suffered a gunshot wound, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting and there is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.

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