North Carolina Twins Arrested in Death of Former East Carolina University Basketball Player, Christopher Alexander Turner


Durham police have arrested a set of twins in connection with the Thursday morning death of a former East Carolina University basketball player. 

Officers were dispatched around 3:30 a.m. to the 400 block of East Piedmont Avenue. The officers found a man—identified as 27-year-old Christopher Alexander Turner, of Durham—suffering from a gunshot wound lying in a yard.

Police said Turner was transported to a local hospital and died a short time later.

Durham police said charges have been filed against Ari Shlasinger and Jordan Shlasinger, both 26, in connection with the incident. The men were taken into custody Thursday night and were being held at the Durham County jail without bond.

Authorities said they do not believe the shooting was random.

Turner, a Durham native, played basketball at East Carolina University in 2008 after graduating from Humble Christian Life Center high school in Houston, Texas, according to the school’s website. After 2009, he was ruled academically ineligible to play on the team and left the school.

A friend, who asked not to be identified, said she and Turner had gone to Walmart and he borrowed her car upon returning home in order to go back to the store for a forgotten item. Ten minutes later, she heard several shots and came out to find him lying face-down in the yard, she said.

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Source: WRAL