Durham County

Fatal shooting on East Weaver Street is 24th in city this year

Reginald Crudup, 30, was shot and killed early Saturday morning on East Weaver Street, Durham police said.

Police have charged Gregory Shaw, 24, in the shooting in the 3000 block of East Weaver Street that left Crudup dead. It marked the 24th homicide in the City of Durham this year, including one fatal officer-involved shooting, according to police.

Shaw was being held Saturday in the Durham County jail without bond.

Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived, they located Crudup, who had suffered several gunshot wounds. He later died.

It was at least the third fatal shooting in Durham County, two of them in the city, this week.

A teenage boy and teenage girl, both 16, were shot and seriously injured during an alleged home invasion in the 2200 block of Dallas Street at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday. The residents of the home told police they shot the two teens while the teens were attempting to break into the house. One of the two was believed to have been armed, police said.

Police arrested a second woman, 17-year-old Alexis Shaw, and charged her with first-degree burglary in the case. Shaw also was charged with prior warrants for burglary, conspiracy and felony larceny in connection with a Nov. 10 burglary near Nichols Farm Drive. She was being held in the Durham County jail under a $510,000 bond.

First-degree burglary charges are pending against the two teen suspects who were shot, police said.

A few hours earlier, 16-year-old Torry Trueluck was fatally gunned down near the intersection of Liberty and Elizabeth streets.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left James Docher, 35, of 920 Waring St., dead inside a vehicle near the intersection of Denver Avenue and Hoyle Street at about the same time as the Trueluck shooting.

Anyone with information about the Weaver Street shooting is asked to call Investigator E. Ortiz at 919-560-4440, ext. 29337 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.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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