DURHAM — Police announced Wednesday that they and U.S. marshals had arrested a man wanted in a shooting death in 2009.
Marshall Maurice Frazier, 32, of Crowell Street was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge, several drug charges from 2011 and failure to vaccinate a pet, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Thomas Spruill, 25, died June 4, 2009, after he was shot in a car in the 1000 block of Fargo Street, police said. Investigators said that Spruill and Frazier knew each other and that the shooting was likely not a random incident. It happened at a complex of townhomes near the intersection of West Piedmont Avenue and Fargo Street at 1:49 a.m.
When police were investigating the slaying, bullet casings were next to more than 20 evidence markers, which were located about 50 feet from the vehicle.
Police said rounds had damaged two other cars and a residence.
When police and marshals found Frazier, they served warrants accusing him of possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver it, selling it and delivering it and with maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for selling or delivering drugs.
There also was a citation that charged he had failed to have a dog or cat vaccinated, Michael said.
Frazier was being held in the Durham County jail without the option of posting bail.