Sheriff’s deputies are seeking a man they think shot two women on Monday night, killing one and badly wounding the others.
Deputies are looking for Quashaun Niajel Slade, 23, of 2507 E. Main Street in Durham. Slade has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Deputies say he shot a woman who was found dead in a ditch in northeast Durham County on Monday night and a woman who had been with her and who pretended to be dead so their attacker would leave.
Deputies found Dymond Patrice Fowler, 19, of 2615 Sundial Circle in Durham dead when they answered a call about 9:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of Glenn Road, Capt. Don Baker said.
The surviving woman, Alexis Patterson, 17, was shot in the face and one wrist and stayed down until their assailant left, Baker said.
Patterson then went to a house and called for help and then was taken to a hospital, he said.
Fowler’s sistern Dwaunika Moss, 21, said the family was told that Fowler and Patterson were abducted Monday and a ransom was demanded. Patterson’s brother received a phone call from someone asking for money, Moss said.
Fowler, who just graduated from Northern High School in June, was a “good spirited person,” who liked to go to parties and liked everybody, said her brother, Tremayne Dawson, 17.
“Everyone is her friend,” Dawson said.