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Corrections officer shot at Durham apartment complex

Posted December 4, 2017 12:15 p.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2017 5:38 p.m. EST

— A woman was arrested after an off-duty state corrections officer was shot and critically wounded Monday morning at an apartment complex in Durham, authorities said.

Lavondra Parker, 22, of Durham, surrendered shortly after the 11:15 a.m. shooting at the complex located in the 2000 block of Bedford Street, police said.

She has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury; assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present; and discharging a firearm within the city limits. She was being held at the Durham County Jail without bond, police said.

Police said the shooting appears to have been a domestic dispute between Parker and the victim, who was not identified by police.

When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach, a police spokeswoman said. A uniform was laying on the ground and a gun was located on the hood of a nearby parked vehicle, witnesses said. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. He was conscious at the scene, authorities said.

Police said the shooting was not random. Investigators have not publicly disclosed a motive for the incident.