Raleigh man found shot to death in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Police say 30-year-old James Edward Legg of Raleigh was shot to death in the 900 block of West Main Street early Saturday morning.

James Legg in a photo from his family. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Officers were responding to reports of gunshots heard in the area around 2:15 a.m., when they found Legg lying on the ground with gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene, which is near Brightleaf Square.

The owner of a nearby restaurant told CBS North Carolina that he saw two people fighting right where he says the victim was found dead.

Also, a bartender who works nearby said heard gunfire.

“It was a little after 2 (a.m.) and I had just started counting the drawer and heard a gunshot and when I looked out the window I saw a male running down the street. A few minutes later there were cop cars everywhere and police all over the place,” said Amy Fitzwater, who works at the Federal.


The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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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