Police log

Jan. 24, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

Police seek shooting suspects

DURHAM – Police are trying to locate three teens charged in connection with a shooting Wednesday night on Elizabeth Street.

The shooting was reported at 7:12 p.m. in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street. A 16-year-old was on a porch when several teens approached him and an argument took place. The victim was shot in the leg during the argument and taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Investigators are trying to locate Richard Tiberious “R.T.” Bonaparte Jr., 17, of Dakota Street; Demarkee Rayheem Midgette, 16, of Cathy Drive; and Dontae Lamont Richardson, 17, of Grant Street.

Bonaparte is wanted on one charge of conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Midgette is wanted on one charge of conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and one charge of possession of a handgun by a minor. Richardson has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm within the city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor.

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

Anyone with information about the locations of these suspects is asked to call Investigator Brigante at 919-560-4281, ext. 29122 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.

In other crime:

- Tools worth $1,000 were stolen Tuesday from a construction site in the 900 block of West Trinity Avenue.

- Burglars hit a house Jan. 15 in the 1700 block of Kirkland Run and took an HP laptop computer and makeup worth $465.

- Antonio Tamarus Purefoy, 30, of North Guthrie Avenue, was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to pay child support. He was in the Durham County Jail Thursday under a $500 bond.

Contact Keith Upchurch at kupchurch@heraldsun.com or 919-419-6612.