Durham police investigating 3rd murder in 3 days

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Police investigate Durham murder
Police are invesitgating a murder on Guess Road in Durham

DURHAM (WTVD) -- For the third day in a row, Durham police are investigating a murder.

Durham police said a man was killed Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Guess Road. This is Durham's third deadly shooting in as many days.

Authorities said the shooting was reported around 11:15 p.m. at the Willowdale Apartments. Upon arrival, officers found 24-year-old Cesar Yanez Ortiz, of Durham, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Durham Police are also investigating a homicide that happened Monday night in the 3200 block of Rowena Avenue, near Checkerberry.

Officers responded to a sound of shots call at 10:19 p.m. When they arrived, they found Jamond Lee Alston, 22, of Durham dead inside a crashed car.

Read more about that shooting here.

On Sunday, Durham police responded to a deadly shooting at the Crossland Economy Studios on Highway 55 near Allendown Drive.

Police said George Beamon, 50, of Raleigh was found shot to death inside a hotel room.

Read more about that shooting here.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T. Blake at (919) 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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