Police spend more than 12 hours investigating homicide at house in Durham

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A homicide investigation was still underway Friday morning at a house in Durham – more than 12 hours after police first responded to the scene.

Officers were dispatched to Charles and Cisco streets just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, police said.

Police were called to a home at that intersection and when CBS 17 crews arrived, there were at least a dozen units and the DPD Mobile Command Center on scene.

At times, police were seen consoling people outside the home. 

Neighbors describe the area as a quiet, older community. 

“Anytime you see one police cruiser much less 12, that’s going to raise your level of interest and suspicion,” said Hans Lassiter, whose lived in the neighborhood for about a year and a half.

He added, “Immediately, we went from ‘what’s going on?’ to concern because you see the yellow tape, and when you see crime scene tape that’s never a good thing.”

Additional forensics units arrived on scene around 10:20 p.m. Police did not provide further details about the homicide but said they expected to be on scene through the night. Investigators were still there early on Friday, according to a CBS 17 crew at the scene.

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