Durham Man Arrested for 2016 Shooting
A man wanted by the Durham Police Department for a shooting that happened two years ago on Garrett Road was arrested yesterday by Durham County Sheriff’s deputies. Rudy Perez, 20, was arrested on West Cornwallis Road after he ran inside a house and hid. Deputies arrested Perez after he fell through a ceiling in the house.
The shooting was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m. on July 6, 2016, in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 4230 Garrett Road. Two groups of males started to fight and shots were fired. An 18-year-old male was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Perez was wanted for one count of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of felony probation violation and one count of intimidating witnesses in connection with the Garrett Road shooting. Additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer were filed against Perez yesterday. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $1,120,000 bond.
Investigators are still trying to locate a second person – 19-year-old Victor Daniel Roman-Bello – in this case. Roman-Bello is charged with attempted first-degree murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of felony conspiracy.
Deputies also arrested two other people – 18-year-old Jaime Toledo Perez and 21-year-old Ramon Perez – were also arrested yesterday at the house on West Cornwallis Road. Jaime Perez was charged with possession of marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting a public officer. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $30,000 bond. Ramon Perez was charged with simple possession of marijuana and resisting a public officer. He was released from jail.
Anyone with information on the location of Victor Roman-Bello is asked to call Investigator Owens at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29365 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.