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Murder Suspect Eludes Police in Durham Standoff

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Durham's Selective Enforcement Team fire tear gas into the house before entering.
DURHAM — Police ended a five-hour standoff on OakwoodAvenue empty-handed Tuesday after storming a house thought to besheltering a man involved in a suspect earlier in the day.

The shooting occurred around 11:20 a.m. at a boarding house on 614 N.Queen St. when, according to officers, someone walked in and shot DavidBullock, 27, three times in the head.

Around 12:30 p.m., officers received a tip that a suspect in the shootingwas holed up in an abandoned house a block and a half from the shootingscene. Durham police blocked off the streets and the Selective EnforcementTeam moved into position.

Police shot tear gas and a flash-bang grenade into the house beforestorming the house. A search turned up no suspect.

Bullock was in critical condition Wednesday, according to Duke MedicalCenter. Policeare not releasing a possible motive and are still searching for aunnamed suspect.

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