Durham police arrest 2 in shooting of teen

From staff reportsFebruary 13, 2013 

— Police investigators have arrested two suspects and are still seeking a third in the shooting of a 16-year-old last month.

The shooting was reported at 7:12 p.m. jan. 23 in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street.

The 16-year-old was on a porch when several teens approached him and an argument took place. The victim was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Investigators arrested Demarkee Rayheem Midgette, 16, of Cathy Drive, and Dontae Lamont Richardson, 17, of Grant Street after a brief foot chase on Cook Road on Tuesday.

Midgette faces one charge of conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and one charge of possession of a handgun by a minor.

Richardson is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm within the city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor.

Midgette was placed in Durham County Jail under $50,000 bail. Richardson was jailed under $75,000 bail.

Police are still trying to find Richard Tiberious “R.T.” Bonaparte Jr., 17, of Dakota Street, who is wanted on one charge of conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

A 15-year-old juvenile has also been charged with conspiracy.

Anyone with information about Bonparte is asked to call investigators at 919-560-4281, ext. 29122 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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