Durham police seek suspect in Fidelity Drive homicide

From staff reportsDecember 6, 2013 

— Durham police are seeking the man suspected of fatally shooting Patrick Danial Holmes on Fidelity Drive this week.

Investigators have charged James Edward Walker Jr., 22, with murder, but they have not arrested him.

Police describe Walker, a resident of Dearborn Drive, as black, standing 5 feet and 9 inches tall, and weighing about 265 pounds. He has a tattoo of three teardrops under his right eye, police said.

According to investigators, the shooting doesn’t appear to be a “random incident,” implying some sort of connection between the two men.

Officers found Holmes at about 7 p.m. Monday after officers rushed to reports of someone being shot. Firefighters and EMS medics tried to revive Holmes, but he was declared dead at the scene.

Police searched the area around the scene, including woods in the neighboring Sherwood Park.

Fidelity Drive loops through the Cambridge Village neighborhood of single-family rental homes on the east side of Durham, between North Miami Boulevard and U.S. 70.

The police ask that anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts call Investigator M. Evans at 919-560-4440, ext. 29336, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to arrests in felony cases; callers are never asked to identify themselves, according to police.

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