Two men have been charged in a Wednesday morning shooting in north Durham, where police said a man was shot at his home and then wounded his attackers.
A police spokeswoman said officers were sent to a house in the 4500 block of Laymans Chapel Road shortly after 10 a.m. after a man reported he had been shot there. Police arrived to find a 28-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds.
The man told police that two men had shot him and that he had returned fire.
A short time later, two men were brought to Duke Regional Hospital, about 2 miles away, and treated for gunshot wounds.
Late Wednesday evening, police said investigators with the Durham Police Department Robbery Task Force charged the two men – Kenneth Atwater, 24, of Pommel Lane, and Saquawn Williams, 24, of Potter Street – with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony conspiracy.
Atwater was treated at Duke Regional Hospital for his injuries and and released. He was taken to Durham County Jail. Williams was transferred to Duke University Hospital, where he remained hospitalized. Warrants were expected to be served to Williams when he was released from the hospital.
The 28-year-old man was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Investigator K. Owens at 919-560-4440, ext. 29365 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.