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Crime Notes June 20

Police seek suspect in Sunday shooting

Durham police are seeking a suspect involved in a shooting that occurred Sunday evening.

A man was shot on Lasalle Street at 5:29 p.m., according to Lt. Patrice Andrews of the Durham police. He was transported to the hospital. Details of his condition had not been released as of late Monday.

Police said they are looking for more details and the whereabouts of a black male suspect who was spotted at the scene getting into a gold vehicle. Police gave no additional descriptive details such as height or weight.

No information has been released about who was shot or their condition.

Police have not said whether they believe this incident could be connected to a shooting in Durham that occurred June 9 on Scout Drive, which also involved a suspect spotted leaving the scene in a gold car. The suspect in that incident has not been caught yet.

The department asks people with information about the case to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers won’t have to identify themselves.

Police identify man killed on Scout Drive

Durham police released the name of a man killed in a shooting in the 1300 block of Scout Drive early Saturday.

Officers found Jaronte Deshon Davis, 19, lying in the street when they responded to a report of a shooting just after 2 a.m. June 9.

Davis, a Durham resident, was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead a short time later, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Police have not named a suspect. They say a gold Ford Mustang with silver rims and a black convertible top was seen leaving the scene.

Scout Drive is between Forest Hills Park and N.C. Central University near South Roxboro Street.

The department asks people with information about the case to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers won’t have to identify themselves.

Police seeking man who put meat in briefcase

Police have asked for the public’s help in identifying a man whom a security camera caught leaving a Kroger supermarket in Durham after stuffing a briefcase with meat.

The man – white, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, 160 to 170 pounds and bald – left the Kroger at 3457 Hillsborough Road despite an employee’s attempt to stop him. Police said he assaulted the employee but did not say if the employee was hurt.

The thief drove off in a gray Ford Focus, police said.

The theft happened about 9 p.m. on June 6, but police did not distribute the security-camera photo until two days later.

Police asked anyone with information about the man to contact investigators at 919-560-4582, ext. 2954, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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