— A man wanted in a shooting death last week at a Durham motel surrendered to police Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at HomeTowne Studios, at 5008 N.C. Highway 55, on Thursday morning and found Wallace Berry Hayes, 28, of Durham, dead inside a room there.

Frank Bernard Leathers Jr., 25, of Durham, is charged with murder in Hayes‘ death. Leathers also faces several charges unrelated to the homicide, police said.

The shooting marked Durham‘s sixth homicide of 2019.

Keith Antonio Watson, 29, of Durham, was in the 4200 block of Larchmont Road.

Murilio Domingo, 24, and Bertin Mendoza, 26, were on New Year‘s Day.

in their Suffolk Street home on Jan. 11. Ramir Reams, 22, who was Ruia‘s father, is charged with two counts of murder in the case.

Last year, 32 homicides were reported in Durham.


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