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Police looking for Burlington shooting suspects

Posted on: 10:31 am, September 1, 2012, by , updated on: 02:54pm, September 1, 2012

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are looking for two men involved in a shooting Friday night, according to the Burlington Times News .

According to a press release, at around 11:22 p.m., officers responded to several reports of multiple gun shots in the area of James Street near Mebane Street.

Prior to their arrival,  communications received a call from Preston Thaxton, of Burlington, who said he was taking a gunshot victim to Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Officers responded to ARMC and identified the victim as Harli Prevatte, 19, of Burlington. Police said she was shot in the right shoulder area. At the time of this released, she was in stable condition.

An initial investigation indicated that Thaxton was involved in a disturbance with three unidentified men who were traveling in a silver or white Nissan. Thaxton and Prevatte decided to leave the area in Thaxton’s vehicle.

Police said the suspect vehicle followed them and began shooting at their vehicle. Police said the victim’s car was hit at least four times and Prevatte was also shot in the process. Evidence was recovered from the scene and from Thaxton’s vehicle.

Police said they have identified two of the suspects involved.

The men are Marcus Antonio Deneal Dove, 18, of 2803 Claude Simpson Road, Elon, and Dalvin Juane Tyner, 19, of 727 Meridian Ave., Burlington.

When arrested, they will each be charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle with serious injury, and discharging a firearm from within an enclosure.

The investigation is continuing and police are still trying to identify the third suspect involved. 

If anyone has information on the third person’s identity or the whereabouts of Dove or Tyner, they can call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Alamance County CrimeStoppers at (336) 229-7100.