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One Dead After Durham Break-In

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DURHAM — A resident of East Durham was killed Tuesday morning after police say a man knocked on the door of the Alma Street apartment asking to use the telephone. When the residentstepped aside, two men into rushed into the house, firing multiple shots at one of the occupants.

The victim, said to be in his late 20's, later died from those woundsat Duke Medical Center. Another person inside the apartment was not hurt.

Police say the suspects, two black males, fled from the scene in anolder model brown or tan station wagon. They say it appears robbery wasthe motive, but they do not know if anything was taken from the house orif the victim knew any of the assailants.

Police have not revealed the identity of the occupants of the house.