Durham County

Police charge 3 in Aug. 8 shooting of Durham man on South Alston Avenue

Durham police have arrested three men in connection with an Aug. 8 shooting on South Alston Avenue that left a Durham man seriously injured.

The shooting was reported in the 1600 block of South Alston Avenue shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 8. The 23-year-old victim, who was not named by police, told officers he walking to the store and was shot after a confrontation with three males. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Robert Emerson Smith, 23, of Durham was arrested this week and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

Jerel Alexander Brown, 21, of Durham was arrested earlier and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy, going armed to the terror of the public, injury to personal property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $1,275,000 bond.

Jerrod Deshaun Spencer, 24, of Burlington was arrested on charges of felony conspiracy and a parole violation. Spencer was later indicted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. His bond was set at $250,000.

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