19-year-old shot, killed by person in passing car on US 15-501

15 June 2022

— A 19-year-old died Tuesday night after he was shot by a person inside a passing car on U.S. Highway 15-501 in Durham.

Police identified the man as Jeremiah Tobias Dixon of Durham.

The shooting happened near Pickett Road around 8:30 p.m. Police said when they arrived, they found a man who had been shot inside a car. Dixon died at the scene of the shooting.

Police said Dixon was driving northbound on U.S. 15-501 when shots were fired from another car also traveling northbound.

The road reopened by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, eight hours after the shooting occurred.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Investigator M. Adams at 919-560-4440, extension 29546, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

In April, Chris Stinnett was shot in a road rage incident also on 15-501 in Durham. Roughly a week later, a husband and father dodged gunfire on 15-501 at the intersection of Garrett Road while he had his two dogs with him.

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