Durham County

Late night slaying claims life of Durham teenager

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 16-year-old Durham boy dead late Wednesday.

Thursday, police identified the victim as Torry Trueluck, 16, of Durham.

Durham has had 23 homicides this year, including one fatal officer-involved shooting, according to the police department.

Around 10:30 p.m. officers heard the sound of multiple shots near the intersection of Liberty Street and Elizabeth Street. While investigating, police learned Trueluck had been wounded and transported to a local hospital in a private vehicle.

Truelock died at the hospital a short time later.

A follow-up investigation was underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T. Huelsman at 919-560-4440, extension 29341 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1