Second man arrested in murder of Durham teen

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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Jahmal Yancey (left) Ivy Gooch (right)
Jahmal Yancey (left) Ivy Gooch (right)
Credit: Durham police

DURHAM (WTVD) -- A second man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Durham teen Najay Peace.

On Thursday, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested Raiquan Yancey, 22, of Durham, during a traffic stop on Archdale Drive.

Yancey was also wanted for failure to appear in court on two misdemeanor probation violations.

On Friday, police arrested Ivy Gooch, 20, in connection with Peace's murder which happened earlier in December.

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Peace, 18, was found shot in the 300 block of South Woodcrest Street on the evening of Dec. 6.

He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later.

Peace's family originally thought the suspect was a childhood friend. Police have yet to comment on the relationship between the suspects and the victim.

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Peace's family told ABC11 they're broken up over the soon-to-be father's death and hope others will use his death as an example to "stop the violence."

"It's got to stop somewhere and this is where I want it to stop," said Peace's grandmother Patricia Peace. "I want it to stop where the grief is coming with our family. I don't want retaliation for us. My grandson's gone; there's nothing nobody can do to bring him back. You killing somebody that killed him, what for? I don't want retaliation for my grandson, that's not what I want ... because it's not going to make it better. It's going to be worse."