Police arrest 2 in shooting of teen

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

Two people were arrested Monday night after a Durham teen was shot on Briggs Avenue near Liberty Street, police said.

Officers responded to a shooting call at 9:24 p.m. and found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound lying on the side of the road. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Officers were told that the victim and a friend were walking on Briggs Avenue when a green Cadillac Seville occupied by three people pulled up beside them. One occupant spoke to the victim and a shot was fired.

Officers broadcast a description of the vehicle and Durham County Sheriff’s Deputy J.C. Hamlett spotted a vehicle matching the description a short time later and deputies stopped it on Hardee Street near Liberty Street.

Deputies arrested two occupants of the vehicle – Shelly Ann Polk, 30, of Cammie Street and Victor Lavar Brown Jr., 17, of Hardee Street. A third occupant of the vehicle jumped and ran from officers. K-9 officers from the Durham Police Department and Durham County Sheriff’s Office searched for the suspect but couldn’t locate him. Officers recovered two firearms.

Brown and Polk were charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Brown was also charged with resisting a public officer and altering/removing a serial number from a firearm.

Polk was also charged with being an accessory after the fact. Both were placed in Durham County Jail under $750,000 bonds.

Anyone with information about the third suspect is asked to call Investigator Heim at 919-560-4281, ext. 29121, Sgt. Cates at 919-560-4281, ext. 29117 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.