Crime notes, Jun 26

June 25, 2013 

Man found shot on

Melbourne Street

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Thursday on Melbourne Street.

Officers were dispatched to a home invasion/shooting call at 11:53 p.m. in the 400 block of Melbourne Street. When they arrived, they found a male – Michael Lee, 25, of West Club Boulevard – lying in the street. Lee had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers were told that several men with guns broke into a home in the 400 block of Melbourne Street. Lee was shot during the home invasion and a resident of the home was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested Lewis James Little, 19, of Kilarney Drive at the scene and charged him with one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of felony conspiracy and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Little was placed in Durham County Jail under a $1,425,000 bond.

Investigators are still trying to identify additional suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 919-560-4440, ext. 29287 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Man fatally shot on

Hyde Park Avenue

Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened June 18 on North Hyde Park Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 100 block of North Hyde Park Avenue at 11:40 a.m. They found Jermaine Andrea McDonald, 37, of North Hyde Park Avenue lying in the street. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting does not appear to be a random act, according to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 919-560-4440, ext. 29336 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Remains discovered

near Morreene Road

Police continue to investigate skeletal remains found in the area of Morreene Road near the intersection of Neal Road at on June 16. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Police say thief

had kids in car

Investigators have charged Terryon Lamont McEachin with stealing a car with two children inside it earlier this month on Fayetteville Street.

A man told officers he stopped at a convenience store in the 900 block of Fayetteville Street to get gas around 2:15 p.m. on June 7. He left the car running with his two children – ages 4 and 9 – inside and went in the store to pay for the gas. When he came back outside, he realized the vehicle had been stolen.

The children were found unharmed a short time later in front of a business in the 1000 block of East Pettigrew Street. The car was found abandoned in the 3700 block of Angier Avenue.

McEachin, 23, of Kristy Place was charged with one count of larceny of motor vehicle and two counts of kidnapping. He is also facing numerous charges from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an alleged stolen vehicle salvage yard scheme.

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