Police arrest one victim in Durham double shooting, seek second on charges

From staff reportsFebruary 15, 2013 

Adam Yunus Coovadia


— Police have arrested a second man in connection with an incident in which investigators say he and the other man shot each other last month.

Adam Yunus Coovadia, 19, of State Street, who was one of the victims in the Jan. 21 shootings in the 900 block of West trinity Avenue.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said officers arrested Coovadia on Wednesday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury; possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of possession of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school.

The shooting scene was near Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, which runs a morning preschool, and a block from Durham School of the Arts.

Coovadia had been hospitalized following the shootings and was arrested following his release.

He was freed on a $50,000 bond.

The other victim in the shooting, Brandon Neville, 20, of Waterford Valley Drive, was released from a hospital after treatment, and police were looking for him Thursday.

Neville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Cedric Lamar Green, 20, of Autumn Ridge Drive, is charged with one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

Police arrested Green on Feb. 1 and then freed on a $30,600 bond.

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