More suspects facing murder charges in shooting of two women in Durham County

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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All five suspects are being held in the Durham County jail without bond

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Authorities in Durham County have charged three more suspects with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that killed one teen and injured another Monday night.

In court Friday, 19-year-old Alezai Clay, 19-year-old Dominque Faulkner and 24-year-old Jesus Arce received upgraded charges in connection with the shootings of 17-year-old Alexis Patterson and 19-year-old Dymond Patrice Fowler. Fowler died in the incident.

The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 4700 block of Glenn Road, just north of Interstate 85 near Falls Lake.

After the shooting, Patterson played dead, according to authorities, but was later able to run to a house on Glenn Road for help and was taken to the hospital.

Clay, Faulkner and Arce were originally facing kidnapping and conspiracy charges in connection with the crime. Clay was arrested Wednesday, while Faulkner and Arce were arrested Thursday after two additional suspects charged in the case faced a judge.

Authorities had charged 23-year-old Quashaun Niajel Slade on Wednesday with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Brittany Sharnell Lassiter was also charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.

All five suspects are being held in the Durham County jail under no bond.

If anyone has information about the shooting, they are asked to call the Durham Sheriff's Office Communications Center at (919) 560-0900 or call Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

Dymond Fowler
Photo courtesy of Dymond Fowler's family

Meanwhile, a funeral for Fowler was held Friday afternoon. Patterson is still recovering from her injures.

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