Three face charges in Durham teen’s shooting on Briggs Street

From staff reportsMarch 28, 2013 

Larry Joseph Harwell

— A third suspect was in police custody Wednesday in connection with a Monday evening shooting in which a teenager was found lying seriously wounded on the side of Briggs Street.

Larry Joseph Harwell, 20, of Yancey Street was arrested Tuesday night when officers found him on Concord Street, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police charged Harwell with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury , possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm inside city limits, resisting an officer and malicious conduct by a prisoner.

He was being held at the Durham County Jail in lieu of $560,000 bail.

Shortly after the shooting, a Durham County sheriff’s deputy saw a car like one in which witnesses told police the shooter had been.

One suspect ran from the car when police stopped it, but police arrested the other two people in it.

Shelly Ann Polk, 30, of Cammie Street and Victor Lavar Brown Jr., 17, of Hardee Street were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Brown was charged with altering or removing a firearm’s serial number and with resisting an officer.

Polk was accused of being an accessory after the fact.

Each was held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Police did not disclose the victim’s exact age or where he lived.

They said he had been walking with a friend when the car pulled up beside them and he was shot.

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