Man arrested in party murder

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 04:53 PM

An 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the killing of Demario Lucas at an Oct. 20 Durham party.

Police arrested Montreal Malik Russell at the Wake Inn in Raleigh. He was taken into custody by a team that included members of the U.S. Marshals Service and Raleigh Police Department.

Durham police responded to a shooting call at 3:48 a.m. at 1400 East Cornwallis Road, Building 300, in the early morning hours of Oct. 20. They found Lucas, 23, lying in a breezeway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man was taken to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the ankle.