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Durham flea market shooting suspects arrested after standoff

Posted December 12, 2012 9:31 p.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2012 10:11 p.m. EST

— Two of four teens accused of opening fire at a Durham flea market over the weekend were taken into custody Wednesday following a standoff on Sudbury Drive, police said.

Alexander Cardona, 17, of West Trinity Avenue, and Sergio Adrian Barboza, 17, of Sudbury Drive, each face one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting at Durham Green Flea Market on Sunday afternoon.

Two people were injured in the shooting – a 19-year-old man who remained hospitalized Wednesday with eight gunshot wounds and a 31-year-old man who was released from the hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrests, police said. Details about the standoff were not released. 

Two other suspects – Irving Martinez, 17, of Maplewood Drive, and Rene Moreno, 17, of Faucette Avenue – are still being sought, police said.

Police said Cardona and Martinez are also responsible for a Dec. 4 robbery and assault on Hart Street. They each face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and encouraging participation in criminal street gang activity in connection with that incident.

Anyone with information should call Durham police at 919-560-4281, extension 29122, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.