Teen with gunshot wound walks into Durham hospital and later dies; Man charged, DPD says

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Monday, November 27, 2023
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17-year-old Ricardo Meza-Ramirez died in a shooting in Durham on Sunday, November 26.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police in Durham say a juvenile died after being shot and walking into a hospital for treatment.

According to the Durham Police Department (DPD), Sunday around 1:56 a.m. officers were dispatched to a hospital on a gunshot wound patient. After arriving at the hospital, they were informed that a young male walked into the hospital after being shot.

DPD said in a news release, the person later died from the gunshot injury.

During their investigation, officers arrested and charged 22-year-old John C. Campos in connection to the case. Campos has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

He was booked into the Durham County Jail under a $10,000 secure bond.

Police are still investigating the incident. Because of the child's age, police haven't released the juvenile's identity.

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