Man sought in fatal shooting of Durham child
Durham police on Wednesday sought a 23-year-old Elmira Avenue man in a double shooting that killed a boy and seriously wounded his mother earlier this month.
Investigators charged Everett Lamont Graves, 23, with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He remained at large late Wednesday.
He’s accused of shooting into a sports utility vehicle on Lucas Drive that was driven by Lakeisha Holloway, 31, on Jan. 4. Her son, 9-year-old Jaeden KaSean Sharpe, was a passenger.
Sharpe died of his injuries several days later, while Holloway has continued to recover.
The incident does not appear to have been random, according to investigators.
Police aren’t saying much more than that, though. It’s not been made public what connection Graves might have had with Holloway or what motivated a violent confrontation on a Durham neighborhood street that evening.
“Right now investigators are not releasing any more specifics about the case because it is still under investigation,” said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
Graves previously spent nearly six years in North Carolina prison for armed robbery and, according to the state offender database, was released in May 2013.
Anyone with information on Graves’ whereabouts is asked to call Investigator M. Evans at 919-560-4440, ext. 29336 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.
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