Police in Durham, N.C., arrested Lawrence Alvin Lovett Jr., the second suspect in the slaying of UNC-Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson, early today. Lovett, 17, surrendered peacefully about 4:16 a.m. after negotiating with police.
In a news release, the police department said an anonymous tipster had told the Durham Sheriff's Office about Lovett's location. Negotiaters tried for more than an hour and a half this morning to establish communication with Lovett, before reportedly tossing a telephone into the house. An earlier tip led police to the first suspect, Demario James Atwater, 21, of Durham, who was arrested on Wednesday.
Police did not say who they think fired the shots that killed Carson. But investigators think Lovett is the driver pictured in a pair of security photos of attempts to use Carson's bank card at an ATM.
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