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Woman sought in Durham man's death

Posted September 2, 2011 11:07 a.m. EDT

— Police said Friday that they were searching for a woman suspected of fatally shooting a Durham man Thursday night.

Jerry Wayne Morgan, 54, of Sidneys Way, died at Durham Regional Hospital a few hours after being shot on Cheek Road, police said.

According to a preliminary investigation, Morgan had been working on a vehicle in the 2700 block of Cheek Road when a woman approached him, exchanged words with him and then shot him. The woman then fled in a burgundy Oldsmobile Bravada, police said.

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