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Durham police searching for man charged in fatal May shooting

Donnelle Wilkerson
Donnelle Wilkerson

Durham police are looking for a 28-year-old man charged in the fatal May shooting of Justin Royster on Canal Street.

Donnelle Wilkerson has been charged with murder but was not in custody as of 4 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

Police found two men in the 400 block of Canal Street with gunshot wounds around 11:15 p.m. May 3 following a report of a shooting.

Royster was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the incident does not appear to have been random.

Anyone with information on Wilkerson’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator J. Mitchell at 919-560-4440, ext. 29335 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.



Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges
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