Man out of hospital, in custody in Durham shooting death

Ladaren Deshawn Parker
Ladaren Deshawn Parker

A man wounded in a double shooting on Ashe Street last month has been arrested on a charge of murdering the other person involved, police said Thursday.

Ladaren Deshawn Parker, 20, of Durham was taken into custody after he was released from a hospital, spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

J’Corey Terrell Bailey, 27, was dead when officers found him in a yard at 2805 Ashe St. on April 25, they said.

Parker, who was not identified at the time, was the man who police said had arrived at a hospital with a serious gunshot wound, Michael said.

Investigators said at the time that they did not think Bailey’s slaying was a random shooting, and they confirmed Thursday that the men knew each other.

They have not disclosed what they think sparked the gunfight.