A Durham man came to a woman’s home in Knightdale on Saturday, cut power to the house and started banging on the door, then was shot by her boyfriend, police said in a statement and an arrest warrant charging the boyfriend.
Lee Thomas Harris Jr., 34, of 700 W. Lakewood Ave. in Durham, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after Alcalvin Leonard Rogers, 34, was hit by the bullets at the entrance to a single-family house at 911 Ballast Drive, according to the charges and court paperwork. Harris was due to have a first court appearance Monday.
Police also charged Harris with illegally having the .32-caliber revolver that they say he used to shoot Rogers.
In March 2002, Harris was convicted in Durham of common law robbery, a felony. Felons are not allowed to have guns.
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Police said Rogers had fathered children with the woman who lives in the house. They did not identify her.
They said they did not know why Rogers came to the house Saturday morning. His condition was unknown Monday.
It was possible, police said, that Rogers could face charges if investigators find there was some criminal intent in his going there, but they added that they did not know why he did.
Chief Lawrence Capps said police had been to 911 Ballast Drive before after the woman reported a burglary and an assault, both in March and involving Rogers. Wake County records show no arrests in Knightdale involving Rogers, however.