News ReleaseFor Immediate Release: July 5, 2023
Durham Police Investigate Fatal Shooting
The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of an overdose in the 300 block of North Guthrie Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a 15-year-old female and a 4-year old female had been shot. Both victims were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 5-year-old female was later pronounced deceased.
Brian Deshan Luster, 42, of Durham, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and possession of firearm by felon. He has been booked in the Durham County Jail with no bond.
Based on preliminary investigation, this appears to be an isolated incident. This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Sokal at 919-560-4440 x29238 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.