Suspect in shooting of two women in Durham County turns himself in, second arrested

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Quashaun Niajel Slade turned himself into authorities Wednesday

The suspect in the shooting of two women in Durham County late Monday night, turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

Officials confirmed to ABC11 that 23-year-old Quashaun Niajel Slade was dropped off at the Durham County jail around noon to turn himself in at the Durham County Detention Facility. He is currently in the custody of the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

Slade was wanted in connection with the the shootings of 17-year-old Alexis Patterson and 19-year-old Dymond Patrice Fowler. Fowler died in the incident.

A second suspect, 19-year-old Alezai Clay of Durham was also arrested Wednesday by Durham County Sheriff's deputies on two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of felony conspiracy.

Alezai Clay


The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. 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.

Slade is facing first-degree murder, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges.

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