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For Immediate Release

April 28, 2016

CDUSM Chris Atwater,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8702
SDUSM Michael Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 554-8545

Murder Suspect Arrested By U.S. Marshals In Durham, North Carolina
Greensboro, NC – On April 28, 2016, at approximately 11:40 AM, Devonte Lamar Jackson, 23, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Durham Police Department. On April 14, 2016, warrants were issued for Jackson by the Durham Police Department for the following charges; Murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On March 16, 2016, officers of the Durham Police Department responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Hardee Street in Durham. According to authorities, Jackson and three other individuals robbed the driver of a vehicle that was parked on Hardee Street. It is alleged that Jackson grabbed a handgun from the driver while three passengers sitting in the back seat pulled weapons out and threatened the driver. The incident came to an abrupt halt when the driver was shot in the back and succumbed to his injury. Jackson and the three other suspects exited the vehicle fled and the scene.

Investigators with the JFTF developed information that placed Jackson at an apartment located at 704 North Roxboro Street in Durham. Jackson was positively identified by the JFTF getting into a vehicle. Authorities responded immediately by converging on the vehicle. Subsequently, Jackson fled on foot trying to elude arrest. After a brief foot chase Jackson was arrested behind a house in the 300 block of Canal Street. Jackson was transported to the Durham County Jail where he is currently being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Chapel HillPolice Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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