Durham County

Waring Street man dies after being found shot in car

James Docher, 35, of 920 Waring St., Durham, died Thursday after being shot early Thursday morning.

Deputies responded to a call at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to the intersection of Denver Avenue and Hoyle Street and found Mr. Docher inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Docher was taken to a local hospital where he would later succumb to his injuries. An adult female passenger who was also inside the vehicle was uninjured.

According to a preliminary investigation, it appears the shooting was not random. Detectives with the Durham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division have not made an arrest in connection with the shooting, but are pursuing leads, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs said Thursday afternoon.

Their preliminary investigation suggests this was not a random shooting.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is urged to call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at 919-560-0900 or Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Durham CrimeStoppers offers a reward for information leading to an arrest in felony cases only.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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