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Three sought in Durham drive-by shooting

Posted June 11, 2010 3:30 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are searching for three suspects in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon that injured a 22-year-old man.

Police said the victim was driving on South Roxboro Street when a blue Jeep pulled up beside him, and one of its occupants fired at him. The victim turned onto Charles Street, but the Jeep followed, and several more shots were fired at the victim.

He was shot in the arm, and his vehicle was damaged, police said. His young child, who was in the back seat, was unharmed.

On Friday, police obtained arrest warrants for Demario Martez Jones, 22, of Oakridge Boulevard, and Robert Earl Frye, 22, and Brandon Rashawn Washington, 22, both of Shirley Caesar Court.

All three men are wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, conspiracy and two counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call police at 919-560-4935, extension 29415, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never identify themselves.

Jones served a two-month prison sentence for 2007 convictions for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, assault inflicting serious injury and felony discharging a firearm into property, according to state Department of Correction records.

DOC records also show that Frye has a conviction for carrying a concealed weapon.