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Man accused of killing Durham store clerk faces judge

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Timothy Moore

A man accused of shooting a Durham convenience store clerk to death went before a judge in Granville County Monday.

Timothy Moore, 31, was arrested over the weekend when a state trooper recognized him.

Officials say while on patrol around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, the trooper pulled over a Ford vehicle after it ran a stop light in Butner. The car, which was reported stolen out of Greensboro, slowed at first but then sped off.

After a short chase, officials say the vehicle crashed at the intersection on Veasay Road and Old Oxford Highway and the driver fled on foot.

Law enforcement began an extensive search but it was eventually called off. Two troopers remained in the area for a short time before heading back towards Durham.

That's when officials say the troopers saw the driver walking along Old Oxford Highway. He was arrested without further incident.

The driver originally provided a false name, but was later identified as Moore. He was wanted for the murder of 57-year-old Nafez Jalal in Durham on April 27.

Read more about the shooting.

Jalal was shot and killed in an attempted armed robbery at the Fast Food Mart in the 2100 block of Broad Street in Durham. Another victim was shot in the leg.

Moore was taken to the Granville County Detention Center where he made his first court appearance on Monday morning.

He showed no emotion as the charges were explained to him. A murder warrant from Durham has been served. It's not clear when he'll be returned to Durham to face that charge.

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