Two charged, one sought in Durham drive-by shooting

From staff reportsMarch 12, 2013 

— A 30-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy face felony assault charges, and police are looking for a third person in connection with a drive-by shooting that seriously injured another youth Monday night on Briggs Avenue.

Police arrested Shelly Ann Polk, 30, of Cammie Street and Victor Lavar Brown Jr., 17, of Hardee Street when a car they were in was stopped on Hardee Street by a Durham County sheriff’s deputy who spotted it after police broadcast an alert from the shooting scene.

A third person ran from the car and eluded police and sheriff’s dogs that were searching the area.

Police found two guns in the car, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police did not disclose the name of the victim, who is 17, but Michael described his injuries as serious.

The shooting happened shortly before 9:30 p.m., police .

Witnesses told investigators that a green Cadillac Seville had pulled up to the youth and a friend before shots were heard.

Police found the 17-year-old on the side of the street, Michael said.

Polk and Brown were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Each was held at the Durham County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bail pending a court appearance Tuesday.

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