Durham Police search for man charged in deadly drive-by shooting near Forest Hills Shopping Center

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham Police have charged an 18-year-old man with murder in connection with an August shooting that left one man dead and another injured near the Forest Hills Shopping Center.

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Police are looking for Joel Bryan McDonald, who is not in custody.

Joel Bryan McDonald

Durham Police Department

The deadly drive-by shooting took place August 15 in the 1300 block of Hill Street near University Drive around 4:30 p.m.

Robert Darrell Taylor Jr., 22, of Durham, was killed in a hail of gunshots. An 18-year-old gunshot victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Taylor was driving on University Drive when shots were fired at his vehicle from the occupant(s) of a passing vehicle, according to investigators.

Numerous bullet holes were seen on the car.

An ABC11 crew at the scene said police placed at least 15 evidence markers around the roped-off vehicle, indicating more than a dozen shots had been fired.

Anyone with information on McDonald's whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Mitchell at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29335 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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