Man wanted in October murder in Durham caught in Clayton

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Durham that took place in October.

Michael Samuel Sidney, 19, was arrested Wednesday in Clayton by U.S. Marshals and charged with murder.

The victim in the case, 18-year-old Alexa Centeno, was shot Oct. 29 in the 5300 block of Penrith Drive.

On that night, officers were dispatched to a report of a cardiac arrest around 9:45 p.m. When they arrived, they found that Centeno had been shot. She was taken to a hospital but later died from her injuries.

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The incident was not random, police said.

Sidney was brought back to Durham and is being jailed without bond.

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