3 Durham men arrested on murder charges

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Arrests made in 3 Durham murders (Credit: Durham Police Department)

Police said three Durham men were arrested in connection with three recent murders in the Bull City.

Robert Bernard Jackson and Charles William Willis arrests

Robert Bernard Jackson (left) and Charles William Willis (right)

Robert Bernard Jackson, 34, and Charles William Willis, 27, were arrested Thursday morning in Baltimore, Md. for the murder of Mohamed Thabet Shoufar, 58.

Shoufar was a beloved convenience store clerk in Durham. Police said a man walked into the Buy Quick convenience store on Dec. 19 and fired a gun. The bullet hit Shoufar and he later died at the hospital.

Read more: Customers mourn the loss of murdered Durham store worker

Jackson and Willis are both charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with Shoufar's death.

Additionally, Jackson and Willis are both charged with the Jan. 3 murder of Nicholas Bell, 20, on Ashe Street.

Read more: Police investigating after man found dead behind house

Jackson and Willis are in jail in Maryland.

Keon Deloatch arrest

Keon Deloatch

Keon Irving Deloatch, 20, of East Main Street in Durham, was arrested Wednesday for the Jan. 4 murder of Latonya Morris, 37.

Read more: Woman dies after being shot multiple times in Durham

Authorities said suspects in a blue Lincoln Navigator shot Morris near the corner of East Main and Elm Streets and that Morris died after being taken to the hospital.

Police said the shooting was not random.

Deloatch has been placed in the Durham County Jail without bond.

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