Durham police investigators are asking for information about the fatal shooting of JC Jones on May 12 on Dearborn Drive. Investigators believe Jones was an unintended victim in this case.
Jones, 52, was standing at the bus stop in front of Two Brothers convenience store at the intersection of Dearborn Drive and Martin Street around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 when shots were fired from a passing vehicle. Jones was shot in the back and died from his injuries.
Investigators have viewed several video tapes from the area and believe the suspect vehicle is possibly a silver or gold 2005-2008 Acura TL. The shots were fired by a passenger in the rear of the vehicle as the vehicle, which was headed north on Dearborn Drive, approached Martin Street. Investigators believe the vehicle turned onto Old Oxford Highway and then turned north on North Roxboro Street following the shooting.
Investigators believe this vehicle was also involved in a shooting on Craven Street near Martin Street a short time before Jones was shot. Shots were heard in the area, but no one was injured in that incident.
Investigators discovered that a group of three to four males in a dark-colored sedan pulled in behind the Two Brothers convenience store and parked on the east side of the building just before 9 p.m. on May 12. As these men exited their vehicle and walked toward the front of the store, the shots were fired from the passing vehicle. At this time, it is unclear if these men were the intended targets of the shooting.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Investigator Turner at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29532 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.