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Durham Man Fatally Shot After Being Wounded In Previous Shooting

Posted June 27, 2004 9:11 a.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating the shooting death of a man found behind a house on Berkeley Street Sunday afternoon.

The same man had been wounded Friday afternoon in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of West Knox and Berkeley streets.

Officers responded to 1016 Berkeley Street at 2:38 p.m. Sunday and found the body of 26-year-old Robert Owens lying in a wooded area behind the house. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges have been filed.

Friday's incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. Police said a hunter green Jeep Cherokee, occupied by approximately six male teens, traveled down West Knox Street, where an occupant of the Jeep fired several shots at a group of men standing on the northwestern corner of the intersection.

The Jeep was last seen going north on Sedgefield Street.

The 26-year-old Owens, who lived on Sedgefield Street, suffered a minor gunshot wound to his arm in Friday's incident. A second man - Tyrone Nelson, 26, of Broad Street - suffered a bullet graze wound to his lower back in the drive-by shooting.

Officers also responded to a "disturbance -- shots fired" call in the 1000 block of Berkeley Street at 11:32 p.m. Saturday. Police believe all three shootings are related.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Durham Police Department's criminal investigations division at


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