One killed, three injured in crime spree

DURHAM All of the crimes happened within a short distance and a few hours of one another.

Durham police say the first crime was a robbery that happened on north Guthrie Avenue around 8 p.m. Fifteen minutes later there was a another robbery on north Driver Street.

An hour after those crimes, there was a deadly home invasion on south Alston Avenue.

In each case, the suspects were described as four Hispanic males in a large burgundy or dark colored sedan similar to a Mercury Grand Marquis.

During the Guthrie Ave. robbery, one person was shot and a second was pistol whipped. Fifteen minutes later a third victim was beaten and robbed on north Driver St. The final crime happened at 9:30 at a south Alston St. apartment.

Police say the suspects invaded the apartment and shot 29-year-old Jose Alfredo Gonzales Medrano. He died late Sunday.

A reward is being offered for information leading to arrests in the attacks. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Pate at 560-4440, ext. 248 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

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