3 charged with murdering Durham woman

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Men accused of murder appear in court

Police have arrested three men in the shooting of a woman in Durham Friday night.

It happened about 9:45 p.m. in the 100 block of E.Umstead Street off of S. Roxboro Street.

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Tequila Smith, 36, of Durham was found dead outside a home.

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Durham police investigate after a woman was fatally shot Friday night.



Twenty-three-year old Jamal Shamsuddeen, 24-year-old Aquan Pitts, and 20-year-old Mustafa Magwood were arrested and charged with murder on Saturday.

Shamsuddeen is in a local hospital recovering from a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Magwood was also injured in the incident, but was treated and released to the custody of police.

Magwood and Pitts faced a judge for the first time Monday. Magwood was in a wheelchair. Both men asked for court-appointed attorneys.

Pitts, 24, Magwood, 20, Shamsudden,20.


The judge ordered the men held without bond.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T. Huelsman at (919) 560-4440, extension 29341 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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