Suspect surrenders in Durham homicide on Fidelity Drive

From staff reportsDecember 11, 2013 

James Edward Walker Jr.

DURHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT

— A man whom police were seeking in the death of a man found shot Dec. 2 on Fidelity Drive surrendered Wednesday morning, police said.

James Edward Walker Jr., 22, of Dearborn Drive gave himself up, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police said Dec. 6 that they had obtained an arrest warrant charging Walker with murder in the death of Patrick Danial Holmes.

Officers found Holmes lying in the residential street about 7 p.m. after being called to someone being shot.

Investigators had said they did not believe the shooting was random, implying some sort of connection between the two men.

They did not divulge details, however.

The next day, two teenage brothers were found shot near Grace Lane in the same area of the city as Fidelity Drive, and two men have been charged with attempted murder in that case.

Police have not said there is any connection between the two incidents.

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