Durham police investigate homicide

May. 25, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

Durham police have identified the victim of a homicide Sunday evening as Juan Carlos Ruiz, 27, of Durham.

The incident happened late Sunday afternoon on Holloway Street near South Adams Street.

Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident in the 2700 block of Holloway Street at 4:24 p.m., according to an email from police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.  They found a vehicle occupied by four males that had crashed into an unoccupied house.

Ruiz appeared to be shot and was dead. The other occupants of the vehicle were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions are not available at this time.

It appears shots were fired from another vehicle into the victims’ vehicle, the email said.  Investigators do not have a vehicle description to release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator E. Ortiz at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29337 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.