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Woman charged in Durham man's death

Posted September 26, 2011

— Police said Monday that they have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Durham woman in a fatal shooting early this month.

Jamelia Jaunique Thomas, 23, of North Roxboro Street, is charged with murder in the Sept. 1 death of Jerry Wayne Morgan. She wasn't in custody as of Monday morning.

Morgan, 54, of Sidneys Way, died at Durham Regional Hospital a few hours after being shot on Cheek Road. Police said he had been working on a vehicle when a woman approached him, exchanged words with him and then shot him.

Thomas and Morgan knew each other, according to investigators.

Anyone with information about Thomas' whereabouts is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29332, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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