Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people they say were involved in a shooting incident that left one woman dead and another injured Monday.
Quashaun Niajel Slade, 23, turned himself in Wednesday at the Durham County jail. He had been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Slade is accused of killing Dymond Patrice Fowler, 19, and wounding Alexis Patterson, 17, and leaving them in a ditch Monday night on Glenn Road in northeast Durham County.
A second suspect, Alezai Clay, 19, of 3507 Thornwood Drive in Durham, was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of felony conspiracy.
Fowler was found shot to death in a ditch in the 4700 block of Glenn Road just after 9 p.m. Patterson was shot in the face and one wrist and pretended to be dead so their attacker would leave, deputies said. She then went to a house to get help.
On Tuesday, Fowler’s sister, Dwaunika Moss, 21, said the family was told that Fowler and Patterson were abducted Monday and a ransom was demanded. Patterson’s brother received a phone call from someone asking for money, Moss said.
Fowler, who graduated from Northern High School in June, was a “good spirited person,” who liked to go to parties and liked everybody, said her brother, Tremayne Dawson, 17.
Authorities have not said whether the shooting was related to five other shooting incidents that took place in Durham in recent days. Altogether, one person was killed and 13 wounded, including eight people hit at a cookout on Hinson Drive, in a subdivision off East Club Boulevard, on Friday night.
The other shootings took place inside Durham city limits, and police there had not publicly named any suspects as of late Wednesday.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the Glenn Road shooting and asks anyone with information to call 919-560-0900 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.