Durham police identify woman who was found dead near hotel, charge man with murder

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Durham police respond to shootings differently
The Duke study includes data collected from 2017 to 2021.

Durham police investigating a woman's death after responding to a call about a cardiac arrest.

Police responded to the call around 8:00 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Residence Inn Blvd near the Residence Inn hotel.

According to information provided by Durham police, officers found 29-year-old Nicole Bullock who was dead.

During their investigation, police determined Bullock's death was the result of a homicide.

Monday, police announced they have arrested and charged Rodney Crawford, 33, with murder in connection to Bullock's death. Investigators said additional charges are pending.

Crawford was booked into the Durham County Jail with no bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Rodriguez at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29285 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Duke study points out disparities in how Durham police respond to and investigate shootings

The Duke study includes data collected from 2017 to 2021.