Police and U.S. marshals from two task forces Wednesday arrested Patrick Parker, the man Durham police have charged with two daylight shootings that sent three people to a hospital earlier this month, Durham police announced.
Parker, 38, who is accused of multiple assault and breaking-and-entering charges in the incidents on Sept. 8., was found in Havelock in Craven County, adjacent to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
On Sept. 8, a man and woman were found shot in the 500 block of North Maple Street about 3:10 p.m. Less than 10 minutes later, other officers found a wounded man in the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.
All of the victims survived.
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That evening, the police tactical squad surrounded a building on Taylor Street where they got information that Parker was holed up in an apartment. Negotiators could not make contact with anyone inside, however, and officers who went into the apartment after firing teargas found it empty.
Police have not disclosed whether they think they know why the shootings happened.
In addition to assault with intent to kill and assault inflicting serious injury, Parker is accused of firing a weapon inside a structure and assault on a female.
The U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force for the eastern part of the state and a Violent Fugitive Task Force comprising New Bern and Greenville police were the ones who arrested Parker, Durham police said.
They said he was being held in the Pitt County Jail until he can be returned to Durham.