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One charged in Durham shooting death

Police have charged a 21-year-old Durham man in a fatal shooting near downtown Tuesday afternoon.
November 6, 2013 1:18:33 PM PST
Police have charged a 21-year-old Durham man in a fatal shooting near downtown Tuesday afternoon.

Officers on a bicycle patrol first heard the shots at Morning Glory Avenue and Belt Street around 3:45 p.m. They found 22-year-old Jevontez Deshawn Massey severely wounded. He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

About two and a half hours after the shooting, police using a search dog spotted a man hiding in a nearby wooded area.

After a chase, Christopher Alexander Hicks was arrested and charged with murder. He was in the Durham County Jail without bond.

Police have no word yet on a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator B.S. Jones at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29335 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

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