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Man killed in violent robbery in East Durham

A man was killed in a violent robbery in East Durham Sunday night, according to a Durham Police Department statement.

Jose Alfredo Gonzales Medrano, 29, was shot and fatally wounded during a home invasion around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex located at 219 South Alston Avenue, according to the statement. He died of his wounds late Sunday night.

Two other violent robberies that appear to be linked also occurred Sunday night, the statement said:

The first robbery occurred shortly before 8 p.m. in the 700 block of North Guthrie Avenue. One victim was shot and a second victim was pistol whipped.

Approximately 15 minutes later a male was beaten and robbed in the 1200 block of North Driver Street.

The robberies all occurred between 2 and 2.5  miles from Duke's East Campus.

The statement describes the suspects as "four Hispanic males in a large burgundy or dark-colored sedan similar to a Mercury Grand Marquis."

The statement asks people with information about the crimes to call Investigator Pate at (919)-560-4440, ext. 248 or CrimeStoppers at (919)-683-1200.


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