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Hancock St Shooting

Post Date:03/13/2019 3:00 PM

February 19, 2019


Contact: AnnMarie Breen
Senior Public Information Officer
Desk: 919-560-0826
Mobile: 919-748-1475

February 21 9:30 a.m. Update: Alarius Montreal Liles, 26 of 4 Halsey Pl in Durham, turned himself in Wednesday evening. He is currently in the Durham County Detention Center charged with attempted first degree murder and discharging a weapon into occupied property - inflictingserious bodily injury.His bond is $1,000,000. He will make a first court appearance this morning.


5:00 p.m. Update:Sheriff's Office investigators have identified a suspect in this incident.26-year-old Alarius Montreal Liles is believed to have shot Brian Swaringen* in his home on Monday night.Liles is wanted on charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and attempted murder. Liles has connections to the Mebane, NC area and may have left Durham County. Please contact Det. R.P. Lounsberry ofthe Durham County Sheriff's Office if you have information onAlarius Liles by calling 919-560-0900.

*Please note the correction to the victim's last name in the update.


Durham, NC -At approximately 10:50 p.m.Monday night, Durham County communications received a call regarding a person shot inside a home located at 806 Hancock St. in Durham County.When deputies arrived, a resident of the home was located with a gunshot wound to the head. He is beingidentified as Brian Swarington, 41, of the home. Mr. Swarington was taken to a local hospitalfor treatment of non-life threateninginjuries.Investigators are continuing to gather evidence in this case.
The shootingis believed to be an isolated incident, and thepublic is not in anydangerat this time.If anyone has information regarding this incident, they should contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-7151 or email us at





Alarius Montreal Liles, 26

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