Demonstration ends with property damage at police headquarters

Nov. 23, 2013 @ 04:51 PM

A demonstration that started peacefully Friday night at the bull statue downtown ended with a disturbance and property damage at Durham police headquarters.

The demonstration became unruly after outside agitators joined the group and marched to police headquarters, located at 505 W. Chapel Hill Street. The crowd created a disturbance, which resulted in some property damage to the headquarters building. No one was injured, according to Durham police.

Officers arrested Shahqeel Alexander McCrimmon, 19, of Durham, and charged him with failure to disperse on command, holding a meeting/demonstration while wearing a mask or hood and causing a public disturbance. He was released from jail after posting a $1,500 bond.

A 14-year-old man was charged with injury to property and released to his parents.

The incident remains under investigation.