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Murder Suspect Eludes Police in Durham Standoff

Posted March 25, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Police ended a five-hour standoff on Oakwood Avenue empty-handed Tuesday after storming a house thought to be sheltering 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 David Bullock, 27, three times in the head.

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

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

Bullock was in critical condition Wednesday, according to Duke Medical Center. Police are not releasing a possible motive and are still searching for a unnamed suspect.