Police ID slain teen, arrest man in unrelated homicide
Police on Friday identified a teen shot to death Thursday night in a city park, and announced the arrest of a man on a murder charge in an unrelated homicide last week in North-East Central Durham.
The victim of Thursday’s shooting at Lakeview Park on Dearborn Drive was Takoreio Jaquan Jackson, 19, of Durham, police said.
Investigators are trying to find a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle seen leaving the area after the shooting.
No charges had been filed in the slaying as of late Friday, Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Meanwhile, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Friday morning and charged him in the June 18 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Jermaine Andrea McDonald. Police found McDonald lying in the street at 11:40 a.m. June 18 in the 100 block of North Hyde Park Avenue.
Detectives charged Christopher Terrell Stanback, 25, of Summit Street with murder in McDonald’s death. Another man, 27-year-old Cephus Stanback, 27, of Hart Street, was also arrested on drug and other offenses.
Both were arrested at the Extended Stay America motel on Tower Boulevard near U.S. 15-501 in the South Square area of Durham.
Cephus Stanback is charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; fleeing to elude law enforcement officers; careless and reckless driving; assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, child abuse; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His charges stem from several incidents earlier this year, Michael said.
Christopher Stanback was in the Durham County Jail on Friday without bond. Cephus Stanback was in jail under a $50,000 bond.
Jackson’s death Thursday night was the fourth homicide in the city in nine days, and police are investigating at least six other cases of gunfire during the period.
In an interview Friday morning, Durham Mayor Bill Bell called the shootings “a tragedy,” and said he’s asked City Manager Tom Bonfield and Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez to prepare a statement to “reassure the public” in light of the recent violence.