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Man arrested in DC over December shooting that killed 2, injured 4 youth in Durham: police

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — A man was arrested Saturday in Washington, DC in connection with a December shooting in Durham that killed two and injured four other young people, police said.

Keon Beal, 21, was arrested in Washington, DC and taken to Durham on Wednesday. He had been charged in March for two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. He is being held without bond, a press release said.

Just after 3 a.m. on December 13, 2021, police responded in the area of ​​Mathison and Eugene streets. They found a black Hyundai SUV that had crashed into a utility pole. They also found six people who had been shot.

Isaiah Carrington, 19, and Ariuna Cotton, 15, were killed in the shooting. Police said at the time that three other teenage women and one teenage man were also taken to the hospital.

“I just want the case to move a little faster,” says Ann Applewhite, Cotton’s grandmother. said in February. “It really hurts my heart. The family isn’t ready to accept it, even though we know she’s gone, it’s just hard for us to accept.”

Shortly after the shooting, Durham Police told CBS 17 that the SUV the group was riding in was stolen and that they are still investigating what led to the shooting. Police said someone shot the SUV, causing it to collapse.

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DUSTIN JONES

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