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Man found inside burning car in Durham was shot, police say; 3 charged with murder

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Three men have been charged with murder after a body was found in a burned out car in July, Durham police said Friday.

According to police, Ly Teng Nhiayi, 32, of California, was found shot inside a burning car on July 26 on Guardian Drive around 9:45 p.m.

Three men were arrested Thursday and charged with Nhiayi's murder, police said.

Derrick Tyson, 40, of Bear Creek, and Reginald McClain, 28, and Walter Thorne-Price, 29, both of Durham, are charged with murder and are being held in the Durham County Jail without bond.

According to police, investigators served search warrants at homes in Cary, Durham and Greensboro and discovered a stolen gun and drugs.

Investigators do not believe the shooting was random.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, North Carolina SBI and the Cary Police Department assisted with the case. The investigation is ongoing.


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