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Teen arrested in connection with Durham shooting death

Posted May 2, 2012 8:31 a.m. EDT

— Durham police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old teen wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 35-year-old man early Tuesday at a home on Mordecai Street. 

Authorities arrested Kerry W. Graham Jr., of 1315 Morreene Road, at the Red Roof Inn on N.C. Highway 55. Graham has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, police said. 

Police say Graham and another man forced their way into the apartment of Carl Anthony Presley, at 3307 Mordecai St., around 2:30 a.m.Tuesday and shot him.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29320 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

The apartment complex is near Duke University, but police said no students were involved.