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Suspect sought in Durham carjacking

Posted August 30, 2010 6:22 p.m. EDT
Updated August 30, 2010 10:55 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are searching for a man who carjacked a woman at the BP gas station at 3100 N. Roxboro St. on Monday afternoon.

Around 6 p.m., police said a woman pulled her car up to the BP station and went inside the convenience store.

When the woman came outside, a man had climbed into her car's driver seat. Police said the woman hung on the passenger side door and tried to stop him from driving away.

As the man backed the car up, he pointed a gun and fired a shot at her, police said.

Authorities said the bullet grazed the woman. She was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment of very minor injuries.

Police said the man, who was only described as a light-skinned black male, left with the woman's gold Honda Accord with Mississippi tags and personalized license plate "TAMTAMS."