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Durham police seek suspect in shooting

Posted August 20, 2009 8:33 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are trying to locate a 21-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday night at the intersection of Queen Street and Liberty Street, near a library.


Otis Lee Johnson, 21, whose last known address was in the 500 block of Liberty Street, charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and carrying a concealed weapon.

Officers said they found a man lying on the floor inside the library at 300 North Roxboro St. at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The shooting happened after a verbal argument between the victim and suspect, police said. The two are acquaintances, according to investigators. The victim – an 18-year-old man – remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call District Five Substation Investigator A.C. Rogers at 919-560-4935, ext.29416 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.