Crime

July 25, 2014

Durham police arrest 17-year-old in July 5 shooting incident

Darren Dixon, 17, was arrested Thursday on charges that he fired shots at four people in the front yard of a house on Drew Street in Durham earlier this month, police said.

A 17-year-old was arrested Thursday on charges that he fired shots at two adults and two children in the front yard of a house on Drew Street earlier this month, police said.

Darren Dixon of Durham was being held on $3 million bail for a Friday court appearance after being charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and firing into an occupied dwelling, the house into which the four ran when bullets began to fly on July 5.

He also is charged with discharging a gun inside city limits and possession of a firearm by a felon in that case.

Police swore out warrants charging him with simple assault and common law robbery stemming from a June 20 incident in which a 16-year-old boy had his cell phone stolen while riding on a city bus.

State corrections also charged Dixon with a parole violation after having listed him as an absconder. His parole began April 3.

Dixon was paroled after serving time for a 2013 conviction in a 2012 robbery.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said officers did not believe the shots fired at the four people from across Drew Street were a random attack.

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