Durham County

Arrest made in shooting of Durham 14-year-old

Tyrie Thomas
Tyrie Thomas Courtesy of Durham Police Department

Police arrested a man over the weekend in connection with the shooting of a Durham 14-year-old boy last week.

Police investigators charged Tyrie Dylon Thomas, 19, of Durham with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with this case.

Thomas was stopped by Apex police officers on Saturday and charged by Apex Police Department with possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed gun. The gun was reported stolen in in Houston, Texas in 1979.

He was placed in Wake County jail under a $90,000 bond.

The 14-year-old male was seriously injured after being shot June 13, police said

The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Kilarney Drive. The boy was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

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