Police arrest pair in shooting

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 07:12 PM

Durham police arrested two teenagers Tuesday who were wanted in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old shot in the leg while sitting on a porch in January.

Police caught Demarkee Rayheem Midgette, 16, of Cathy Drive and Dontae Lamont Richardson, 17, of Grant Street after a brief foot chase on Cook Road, according to the Durham Police Department.

The shooting occurred on the evening of Jan. 24 in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street. The victim was sitting on a porch when several teenagers approached him and began arguing with him. One of them shot the victim in the leg during the argument. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated.

Police charged Richardson with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm in the city, felony conspiracy, possession of a handgun by a minor and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer. He was being held in the Durham County Jail under $75,000 bond.

Midgette was charged with felony conspiracy, possession of a handgun by a minor and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer. He was being held in the Durham County Jail under $50,000 bond.

A third suspect, Richard Tiberious “R.T.” Bonaparte Jr., 17, of Dakota Street, was previously charged with conspiracy, and he was being held in the Durham County Jail under $30,000 bond.

A 15-year-old juvenile has also been charged with conspiracy.