Durham police offering reward in NCCU student cold case murder

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest in connection with the 2015 murder of a North Carolina Central University student.

Dwight "DJ" Grayer (Durham Police Department)
Dwight “DJ” Grayer (Durham Police Department)

Police announced a CrimeStoppers reward of up to $2,000 for information in the murder of Dwight “DJ” Dewayne Grayer, 21, of Fayetteville, who was shot on Jan. 4, 2015.

Grayer was shot just after 6 p.m. while sitting in his car at the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road, police said.

Grayer was in his vehicle, a burgundy Chevrolet Impala, on Horton Road when a gray vehicle, believed to be a Hyundai Elantra, pulled up next to his car and a passenger inside began firing shots into Grayer’s car.

Since the shooting, investigators have determined that the Elantra had been sitting in the parking lot of the Joy Mart at the same intersection before pulling out and stopping next to Grayer’s car. After the shooting, the suspects turned left and fled northbound on Duke Street, police said.

Police believe the suspects were in a Hyundai Elantra like the one pictured (Durham Police Department)
Police believe the suspects were in a Hyundai Elantra like the one pictured (Durham Police Department)

Grayer was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He died as a result of his injuries on Sept. 17, 2015.

A passenger in Grayer’s vehicle was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. M.E. Richards at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29320 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.

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