Crime notes, Oct. 16

October 17, 2013 

Police seek clues in man’s killing

Durham police returned to Magnolia Point Apartments, 4801 Danube Lane, in northern Durham Wednesday night to seek more clues in the death of a man there last week.

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 4800 block of Danube Lane shortly after 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11. When they arrived, they found Lorenzo Puebla Hernandez, 47, of Danube Lane, had been shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he died the next morning.

Hernandez was walking back to his apartment when the shooting occurred, according to investigators. No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator M. Evans at 919-560-4440, ext. 29336 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

Police seek help in hit-and-run accident

Durham police are asking for information about a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a man last weekend on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.

The accident happened around 10:11 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 4500 block of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard near the U.S. 15-501 split.

A 19-year-old man was riding a scooter east on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard when his scooter was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. The impact caused the man to be thrown from the scooter. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

Officers do not have a description of the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer J.B. Eason at 919-429-9447 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.

Crew removes body from ceiling

Emergency crews worked on Wednesday to remove a dead body from the ceiling area of a vacant convenience store, according to Durham police.

“I don’t know what they may have been doing, but there is a body that was discovered,” said Lt. D. Edwards, a watch commander for the Durham Police Department.

The store, located near Hillside New Tech High School, has been closed for several months or more, Edwards said.

Emergency services responded to a call about the body at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Edwards said; he did not know Wednesday night how long the remains may have been in the building.

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