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Suspect in pair of Durham shootings caught in Havelock

Posted 12:29 p.m. Wednesday

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— The man wanted in a pair of shootings in West Durham earlier this month was taken into custody Wednesday in Havelock, police said.

Patrick Parker, 38, of Williamsburg Road, was wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, breaking and entering to terrorize or injure, discharging a firearm in an enclosure, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female.

On Sept. 8, police say he shot a man and a woman on North Maple Street and a man on Harvard Avenue. All three were expected to recover from their wounds.

Immediately after the shootings, police barricaded an apartment on Taylor Street for more than five hours, believing the suspect was inside, but they failed to find him there. They did not say how the investigation led to Parker.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Violent Fugitive Task Force of New Bern and Greenville arrested Parker, and he was being held in the Pitt County Jail.

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