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Durham police investigate year's first murder

February 27, 2009 1:41:26 PM PST
Police are investigating Durham's first murder of the year.The victim was shot and killed around 11 p.m. in front of a house at 119 Herbert Street, near Liberty Street. Police identified the dead teen as Alejandro Emir Denis-Terron, 17, of Camellia Drive.

Police say they were called to the home and when officers arrived, they found Denis-Terron shot outside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According Durham police, Denis-Terron was standing in the yard with a group of males when he was shot. Investigators are still in the process of determining the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

They have not said whether Denis-Terron lived at the house. A couple and a child were inside the home at the time of the shooting.

Officers are still interviewing witnesses. They say shortly after the shooting, a group of people were seen running through a nearby graveyard. Police have not made any arrests.

The investigating in ongoing, and police say they do not know the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Soucie at 560-4440, ext. 274 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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