Be careful when using Craigslist
An 18-year-old Durham man has been charged in connection with a fatal attempted robbery that happened Tuesday night on Pebblestone Drive in Durham, police said.
Eighteen year old young man goes to buy a phone he found on Craigslist and the guy “selling” it shoots him.
The victim doesn’t appear to have any criminal record.
The suspect even managed to shoot himself in the process.
(Suspect), 18, of Raleigh, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Hood also suffered a gunshot wound during the attempted robbery, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Authorities said Wednesday that Hood’s injury was self-inflicted and that one gun was recovered from the scene.
Sadly, the wound will not prove fatal.
Someone needs to explain to me how this suspect got probation for a previous 2nd degree kidnapping charge along with the Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was convicted only 14 months prior to the murder. He should have still been in prison.
I hope that the judge and the prosecutor are happy with the outcome.
I’ve joked about the “Felon Seeking Bullets” in the past. It’s strange how often bullets just happen to hit felons more often than would ordinarily be the case if they were fired at random. But I had no idea that the cars in Durham were randomly hitting felons as well.
Durham police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a Durham bicyclist Saturday night on North Roxboro Street north of Chateau Road near the Old Farm neighborhood.
Officers were sent to the call shortly before 8:30 p.m. They found a man lying in the southbound lanes of North Roxboro Street. A damaged bicycle was located nearby. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified the man as (Victim), 56, of Durham.
Here’s the victim’s criminal record.
He only got out of prison in June after serving a little over 6 years on two counts of First Degree Burglary and two of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. So he was convicted of what in other states is called “Home Invasion.”
§ 14-51. First and second degree burglary.
There shall be two degrees in the crime of burglary as defined at the common law. If the crime be committed in a dwelling house, or in a room used as a sleeping apartment in any building, and any person is in the actual occupation of any part of said dwelling house or sleeping apartment at the time of the commission of such crime, it shall be burglary in the first degree. If such crime be committed in a dwelling house or sleeping apartment not actually occupied by anyone at the time of the commission of the crime, or if it be committed in any house within the curtilage of a dwelling house or in any building not a dwelling house, but in which is a room used as a sleeping apartment and not actually occupied as such at the time of the commission of the crime, it shall be burglary in the second degree. For the purposes of defining the crime of burglary, larceny shall be deemed a felony without regard to the value of the property in question. (1889, c. 434, s. 1; Rev., s. 3331; C.S., s. 4232; 1969, c. 543, s. 1.)
None of this means he should have been run over in the street, but I’d be interested to know how the incident occurred.