Schools lockdown lifted as Durham police search for suspect
Posted May 31, 2012
Durham, N.C. — Authorities have captured one man and are searching for another who shot at law enforcement officers during a chase from Granville County to Durham, prompting three schools and a day care to be locked down Thursday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle, Ireshia Summers, 33, is not in custody. The alleged shooter was arrested. His name was not released.
Summers is described as a black man wearing a white T-shirt, troopers said, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
It's unclear if anyone was injured.
A Granville County deputy began chasing the men around 11:45 a.m. after responding to a breaking and entering report at a house.
As the pair left Granville County and drove into Wake County, state troopers joined the chase and followed them to Durham, where the man in the passenger seat began firing at the law enforcement officers.
The men eventually stopped the vehicle near N.C. Highway 98 and Mineral Springs Road and ran away, troopers said. Authorities captured the shooter a short time later.
Authorities set up a perimeter in the area and locked down Southern High School, Oak Grove and Spring Valley elementary schools and La Petite Academy for several hours. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 5:30 p.m.
No other information was released.