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Police investigate

teenager’s killing

Durham police are investing a death that occurred last Sunday night on C View Street in southern Durham.

Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of C View Street shortly after 9 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 16-year-old dead inside the house. He had suffered a gunshot wound. Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Officers found two guns inside the residence that had been reported stolen during a burglary June 16 in the 3300 block of C View Street.

Investigators followed up on the burglary and charged Jamond Alston, 17, of South Alston Avenue with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a handgun by a minor, possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $50,000 bond. Alston is not charged in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with further information is asked to call 919-560-4440, ext. 29320.

10 injured in

bus-van crash

At least 10 people were injured Wednesday morning when a Durham Area Transit Authority Bus collided with a Durham Housing Authority van, according to police reports.

The accident happened at 9:24 a.m. at Blackwell and Pettigrew streets, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

At least three people, including the van driver, were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Several more drove themselves or had someone take them to the hospital to be checked out. None of the injuries appeared to be serious. Police were still trying to get an exact number of how many people were injured, but it was at least 10, said Michael.

The DATA bus was going west on Pettigrew Street and the DHA van was going north on Blackwell Street. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

No charges had been filed, but the accident remained under investigation

Green Goblin

suspect moved

Damon Quick, the former Durham firefighter who tried to kill himself after being charged with the eight Green Goblin armed robberies, was released from Duke Hospital and transferred to a state-run medical facility Tuesday.

Quick used a bedsheet to hang himself in his jail cell June 13. He had been in critical condition and eventually in a medically induced coma, but improved enough that doctors allowed him to be released and moved to the state facility, according to a Durham County Sheriff’s news release.

Quick worked for the Durham Fire Department from 2003 until his June 12 arrest. He was being held at the Durham County jail, his bail set at $9 million for 43 charges in connection with the robberies, which occurred between May 8 and June 1.

In each robbery, the suspect wore a hoodie and Green Goblin mask to conceal his identity as he robbed eight different retail locations by threatening employees and customers with a handgun.

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