Murder suspect turns himself in

June 3, 2009 7:31:30 AM PDT
Detectives say a Durham man wanted on a first-degree murder charge has turned himself in.They had been searching for 21-year-old Marcus Cox, a man who they say shot and killed a teenager in October.

Cox surrendered Tuesday evening. He is being held in the Durham County Jail without bond.

The charge is related to a shooting on October 14.

Detectives say 19-year-old Lamont Monty Brandon Jr. and another man were riding a riding a moped in the 1300 block of North Hyde Park Avenue when a man got out of a car and started shooting at them.

Brandon, who was shot in the torso, was taken to Duke University Hospital where he died a short time later. The other man was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

Last November, investigators arrested 24-year-old Alton Dewayne “Popeye” Sanders and charged him with murder in the case.


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