Teen shot in Durham

Victor Lavar Brown Jr. and Shelly Ann Polk (Images courtesy Durham County Sheriff's Office)
March 12, 2013 11:01:19 AM PDT
Police say two people are under arrest in the shooting of a 17-year-old in Durham Monday night.

Officers found the teen lying on the side of the road after getting a call about the shooting on Briggs Avenue near Liberty Street around 9:30 p.m. The boy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators say witnesses told them the teen and a friend were walking when a green Cadillac with three people inside pulled up next to them. A person in the car spoke to the victim and a shot was fired.

A description of the vehicle was broadcast on police radio and a Durham County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted it a short time later and tried to stop it on Hardee Street near Liberty Street.

Two people in the car were arrested and a third got out and ran. Officers used a search dog, but were unable to find the man.

Two guns were found in the car.

Tuesday, police said they have charged 30-year-old Shelly Ann Polk - of Cammie Street - and 17-year-old Victor Lavar Brown Jr. - of Hardee Street - with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Brown was also charged with resisting a public officer and altering/removing a serial number from a firearm. Polk was also charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Both were placed in the Durham County Jail with $750,000 bonds.

Anyone with information about the third suspect is asked to call Investigator Heim at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29121, Sgt. Cates at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29117 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 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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