DURHAM — Authorities were holding one man on $7.78 million bond Thursday and looking for another man in connection with a car-stop that led to suspects and police exchanging gunfire Wednesday afternoon.
No one was hit, police said.
The incident began around Southerland and Holloway streets, police said. The passenger of a dark gray Honda Accord fled on foot, and gunfire ensued, though police did not divulge details of that action.
The man, Gerald Eugene Walker, 44, was taken into custody while the Honda driver fled in the car.
Police mounted a second foot search a short distance away near Southerland Street and North Hoover Road.
Walker was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest in the Wednesday incident.
Police also served warrants charging him with first-degree sex offense with a child in 2010 and attempted larceny, two counts of felony conspiracy and one count of felony larceny from 2011.
State prison records show Walker served 3½ years in prison from March 1989 to October 1992 for an August 1988 robbery, then was arrested on an armed robbery charge for a December 1992 incident and served time from November 1993 to May 2003. He also has convictions for drug possession and receiving stolen goods.