Suspect charged in Liberty Street shooting
DURHAM – Police arrested Michael Maurice “Mike Mike” Gill Tuesday night in connection with a shooting May 3 on Liberty Street.
Gill was located on Dayton Street and detained in the Durham County Jail under a $225,000 bond.
On May 3, a 49-year-old man was walking on the 500 block of Liberty Street about 4:45 p.m. when men in a passing vehicle shot him in the arm. The victim was treated and released for the wound at a local hospital.
Gill, 19, of Bacon Street, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy, felony probation violation and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Jamal Dunston, 18, of Lawson Street, had already been arrested in connection with the case and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy.
Harris charged in shooting
DURHAM – Police arrested Calvin Montrell Harris Wednesday night and charged him in connection with a shooting on May 5 on South Elm Street.
Police located Harris on Sugarwood Place. He was being held in the Durham County Jail under a $1 million bond.
Police said a man was riding in a vehicle when he was shot in the arm by a man who pulled up beside him. The victim, who knew the shooter, was treated for a non-life-threatening wound.
Harris, 27, of Kingston Mill Court, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied vehicle causing serous bodily injury.
Women report purse snatchings
DURHAM – Two women have reported that thieves snatched their purses near the Renaissance Shopping Center on Fayetteville Road.
The first incident was reported at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday outside Nordstrom Rack. A female was walking toward her car when two males approached and asked if she had change for a $5 bill. As she checked her purse, the suspects grabbed it and ran toward the woods along with two other males who had been standing nearby.
Several people chased the suspects but lost sight of them in the woods. The suspects were described as male teens.
In the second incident, which was reported at 9:12 p.m. on Saturday in front of P.F. Chang’s, a woman was sitting in front of the business when two males approached. One male asked her questions about the restaurant in an apparent attempt to distract her and then snatched her purse. The two males were last seen running toward Herndon Road. The suspects were described as black males, 16 to 20 years old. Both had short hair and wore black shirts.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Investigator Sterling at 919-560-4415, ext. 29303 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.