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Man wanted in shooting of teen

Posted July 11, 2008 4:06 p.m. EDT

— Police announced charges in a July 3 shooting that wounded a 17-year-old boy on Linwood Avenue.

Bernard Millard Heggins Jr., 27, of Sybil Drive, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious.

Police said Heggins is still at large. He might be driving a gold Chevrolet Cavalier with dark, tinted windows.

Investigators believe that Heggins was one of two men who confronted the 17-year-old boy at a store in the 1100 block of Linwood Avenue around 7 p.m. on July 3. The men chased the teen across the street, and a physical fight ensued.

During the fight, the victim was shot and later treated at Duke University Hospital.

Anyone with information on Heggins’ whereabouts was asked to call Investigator B.S. Jones at 919-560-4582, ext. 240 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

At the time of the shooting, Heggins was serving 36-months' probation for a May 2006 conviction for carrying a concealed weapon.

Heggins was convicted on the same charge in July 2005 and on drug possession charges in 2003 and 2005. He received probation for all those convictions.