Deadly shooting at Duke Street and Horton Road in Durham

Police say it happened early Saturday morning near the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road.
Police are investigating a deadly shooting and wreck that occurred early Saturday morning near the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road.

Investigators say shots were fired at an SUV driven by an adult male. The SUV then collided with a Toyota sedan causing it to crash into a utility pole, sending power lines down all over the road. The SUV then crashed into a tree.

The driver of the SUV, Haywood Jabbar Downey, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say the 34-year-old had been shot at least once.

"The lights went out, power was down. I looked around, I looked outside and I saw that the street lights were out also. And I knew something wasn't right," said Dominic Wilson.

Wilson lives nearby and lost power around 3:30 a.m. when the Toyota crushed the utility pole.

"I want to know what happened," he said.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Barr at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29325 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

Horton Road was closed between North Duke Street and Newby Drive until 8:30 p.m. Saturday while crews repaired the power pole.

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