Police are offering a reward in their efforts to find a man who shot a security guard who apparently thwarted a home invasion Monday night at a West Durham apartment complex.
Investigators have not released the name of the security guard, who they described as being seriously injured after he was struck “multiple times” by gunfire.
The shooting happened Monday night at 8:49 p.m. at the Duke Manor Apartments at 311 South LaSalle Street, near the Duke University Medical Center.
Police found the security guard on the ground, near the tennis courts, said spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
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The residents of one apartment at the complex told police that a man armed with a gun kicked in their door and fired a gunshot. Two security guards heard the gunshot and raced to the area. The gunman shot one of the guards and exchanged gunfire with the second, who was not injured, Michael said.
The injured guard remained hospitalized Wednesday, Michael said.
Witnesses described the gunman as a black man, between the ages of 18 and 25. He stands 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, Michael said.
Police ask anyone with information to call 919-560-4583, ext. 29365, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.