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Teen charged with killing 16-year-old who was found dead in car outside Duke hospital

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A 19-year-old was arrested Monday in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old, who was found dead inside a stolen car in front of Duke University Hospital in May.

Quantarius Williams, 19, was charged with murder in the killing of Duwayne Clay Jr., according to a Durham Police Department news release. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested him Monday morning.

Clay was found with a gunshot wound in the vehicle shortly after 12:30 a.m. May 28.

Williams also was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, according to the release.

Investigators believe the fatal shooting happened in the area of Fayetteville and Timothy streets.

A Duke University spokesman said someone drove a stolen car with Clay to the front of the hospital’s emergency department access road and then ran from the car, The News & Observer previously reported.

Clay was a student at Southern School of Engineering and Sustainability, but he withdrew in November, according to a Durham Public Schools spokesperson.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting. The N.C. State Bar Association awarded her the 2018 Media & Law Award for Best Series.
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