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Police Identify Victim of Durham Slaying

Posted March 27, 2008 12:59 p.m. EDT
Updated March 27, 2008 9:19 p.m. EDT

— Durham police Thursday identified a man killed in a shooting on Liberty Street.

Responding officers found the victim lying on the sidewalk near the corner of Liberty and Elm streets Wednesday night. Sean Kali Buwe, 18, of Sima Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, Buwe was walking on Liberty Street when a man in dark clothing got out of a burgundy van or SUV, walked up behind Buwe and shot him. Witnesses said the shooter then fled in the vehicle, which was driven by another person.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jack Cates at 560-4440, ext. 262 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.