Durham man charged with shooting toddler
Posted February 19
Durham, N.C. — A Durham man was arrested Friday night and charged in a drive-by shooting that injured a toddler Tuesday afternoon on Great Bend Drive.
Authorities arrested Marion Lacount Laney, 26, on Friday at North Creek Drive.
Laney was charged with one count of discharging a firearm into occupied property inflicting serious injury, one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of injury to property and one count of discharging a firearm within the city limits.
Officers responded to the shooting call at 1508 Great Bend Drive just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday and found an 18-month-old boy inside a home who had been shot, authorities said.
Officials said multiple shots were fired by the occupants of a dark-colored sedan.
The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.
Investigators said the toddler was not the intended victim and that the shooting did not appear to be a random incident.
Officials said Laney was being held at the Durham County Jail under a $1.5 million bond.
No further information has been released.