Police on Thursday arrested four people in connection with the armed robbery of a North Durham convenience store where a high school student was shot and killed about five months ago.
Investigators charged Christopher Frye, 18, James Hammiel, 19, Kelly Reese, 19, and Boris Satterwhite, 20, all of Durham, with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, said police spokesman Wil Glenn.
Hammiel and Satterwhite also have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, Glenn said.
The robbery happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday at Two Brothers convenience store in the 3300 block of Dearborn Drive. Investigators have accused Hammiel and Satterwhite of donning masks and using a black handgun to rob the store of an undisclosed amount of cash. Moments later, police stopped a vehicle with all four men inside, Glenn said.
In December, Delonta Hart, a 16-year-old student at Northern High School, was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting while standing in front of Two Brothers.
The teen had stayed home from school on Dec. 15 and went out that afternoon to meet friends at a bus stop near the store when occupants of a dark-blue van or gray car with tinted windows pulled alongside the store and started firing.
A store manager and other witnesses said Hart was not the intended target of a barrage of gunfire that shattered a glass door, chipped a wooden column and left holes in the building’s thin walls.
Police have not made an arrest in the case.