A Durham man was charged with attempted murder Wednesday morning in connection with the shooting of two people, one of them critically, in the 700 block of Holloway Street, police said.
Andrew Demar Holman, 31, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, gun possession by a felon and shooting into an occupied vehicle, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the shootings, but Michael said the “incident does not appear to have been random.”
Holman was one of two people taken to police headquarters for questioning after officers had surrounded 704 Holloway St. and closed off surrounding streets before dawn Wednesday.
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Two people told police they were hit by shots fired in the 700 block shortly before 3:30 a.m. They drove almost 2 miles to Owen Street before stopping and calling police, officials said.
One of the victims was reported to be in critical condition, Michael said. The other had non-life-threatening injuries, she said.
Michael said Holman lives in the 700 block of Holloway, but did not specify if he lives in the apartment building at 704. The two men taken to headquarters were both taken from 704, however.
Police had said that they were told a suspect ran into 704 Holloway after the shooting.
They surrounded the house after getting no response to their orders for the suspect to come out.
Holloway Street was closed from from North Alston Avenue to North Elizabeth Street.
Holman was convicted in Durham in November 2011 of possessing a Schedule I narcotic and delivering or selling a Schedule I drug in June 2010. Schedule I includes heroin and other opiates, and both of Holman’s crimes were felonies.
Felons, wherever they were convicted, are not allowed to have guns.