RIGHT NOW: Teen makes 1st court appearance in shooting death of his grandfather. Relatives here for hearing. pic.twitter.com/vc9tslLUEQ— Tamara Gibbs ABC11 (@TGibbsABC11) June 26, 2015
In addition to the murder of his grandfather, Dominick Jackson is accused of running from police, stealing his grandfather's car, and resisting an officer.
Just before 6 a.m. Thursday, a passerby discovered 65-year-old William Evans Jackson's body in a pool of blood at the entrance of an American Red Cross building in the 4700 block of University Drive. Police said Evans had been shot at least once.
Listen to the 911 call
Evans was an employee of the Durham Herald-Sun newspaper. Sources told ABC11 that his grandson was with him on his route.
"It's such a shock," said Brent Agurs with the Durham Herald Sun. "That somebody would do something like this to such nice man. He'd give you the shirt off his back. He was that type of guy."
Jackson was arrested hours after the incident, but police have not released a motive.
In court Friday, Jackson was soft spoken as he told the judge he had an attorney, but did not know his name.
The judge placed Jackson under a $10 million bond. He is due in court again in July.
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