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Durham Police: Three Men May Have Info About Nightclub Shooting

Posted October 24, 2005 9:40 a.m. EDT

— Durham police investigators want to question three men who may have information about a fatal shooting that occurred on Oct. 1.

Investigators want to speak with Robert "Bootsy" Bascum, Tyrus Monyea "Jim Bob" Lawrence and Stephen Forbes in connection with the death of 35-year-old Michael Kenion.

All three men are in their 20s or 30s and frequent the West End neighborhood. Investigators have not identified the men as suspects, but they believe they may have relevant information about the homicide.

Authorities say Kenion was shot after a earlier confrontation inside Club 1000 at 118 West Main Street. Kenion was walking on West Main Street when four males approached him near 112 West Main Street. Shots were fired and the males fled in a dark green or black Ford Explorer and a white Ford Crown Victoria with fancy silver rims.

Investigators have already arrested one man, 27-year-old Demario Lamont Hampton, and charged him with murder in the case. He was placed in the Durham County Jail without bond.

Investigators described Kenion and Hampton as acquaintances, but they are not releasing a motive for the murder. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Bascum, Lawrence or Forbes, you are asked to call Durham police at

(919) 560-4440

or CrimeStoppers at