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Durham police charge teen with murder of young man found shot in park

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Police charged a Durham teenager Wednesday with killing a 22-year-old man found fatally shot last month at Hillside Park.

Antonio Stanback, 18, was charged with murder in the death of Darren Dixon, who was found dead April 11 in a gazebo at the park in the 1300 block of South Roxboro Street, according to a news release.

The killing is one of 21 homicides this year in Durham.

There were 32 homicides in all of 2018 in Durham, and 21 in all of 2017, according to the Durham Police Department website.

As of May 25, reported violent crime in the city — aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and homicide — was up 18.3% compared to the same period last year, according to the website.

Staff writer Simone Jasper contributed to this story.

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Mark Schultz is the deputy metro editor for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He has been an editor, reporter and photographer in North Carolina for 30 years.
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