Durham County

Arrest made in shooting death of 7-year-old Durham boy

Kamari Munerlyn, 7, of Durham was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Kamari Munerlyn, 7, of Durham was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Courtesy of family

U.S. Marshals made an arrest Tuesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting of 7-year-old Kamari Munerlyn on Sunday night.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Joint Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service’s Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Devon Maurice Fowler, 28, of Junction Road at the Extended Stay America on Bluestone Drive in Raleigh.

Kamari’s mother, Felicia Parker, had stated she knows who shot her son. The Police Department declined to answer questions about the case, and no additional details of the arrest are available at this time.

Police have interviewed several people and are aggressively working to identify the people involved, Police Chief C.J. Davis has said.

Kamari died Sunday after someone shot into a Honda Pilot around 5 p.m. Nine others in the SUV were not hurt.

The Pilot was heading north on on Hillandale Road near Peppertree Street after leaving Chapel Towers apartment complex, where Kamari and others had swum in the pool.

A witness told investigators that a vehicle occupied by several people started to follow the SUV, then pulled up next to it and someone fired several shots. A police officer performed CPR on Kamari, who later died at the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Mitchell at 919-560-4440 or to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help pay for Kamari’s funeral at http://bit.ly/2s9A8aZ. Nearly $10,000 toward a $15,000 goal had been raised Tuesday.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges