Teen sought in Durham shooting death
Durham police on Thursday charged an 18-year-old man in the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Lamar Dawes last weekend.
Jermaine Alexander Gibbs of Eva Street in Durham faces a murder charge in the death of Dawes, 21. Police say Gibbs shot and killed Dawes in an apartment on Liberty Street late Saturday.
“Investigators have determined that Gibbs and Dawes knew each other and the incident does not appear to be random,” said Kammie Michael, police spokeswoman.
Dawes was among a group of people arrested in June 2013 by special agents of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Section. At the time, he was charged with, among others, assault by pointing a gun, second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and child abuse.
Gibbs, who was last reported to have small braids in his hair that aren’t shown in the police-provided photo, remained at large Thursday.
Past offenses listed in Gibbs’ background include larceny and possession of Schedule II narcotics, but no violent crimes.
Anyone with information about Gibbs is asked to call investigator S. Pate at 919-560-4440, ext. 29332, 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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