Man charged with shooting into car and home

Holly Martez Lyons (Image courtesy Durham Police Department)

January 14, 2011 9:06:58 AM PST
Police have charged a man with shooting through the back window of a car Monday - leaving a woman in the backseat seriously injured.

Holly Martez Lyons, 21, was arrested on the following charges: attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, pattern of gang activity, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators said Lyons fired into a car stopped at a traffic light at North Alston Avenue and Dowd Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday.

A 38-year-old woman was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. Two other people in the car were not injured.

Shots also struck a residence in the 1400 block of North Alston Avenue which was occupied by three people, including a 3-year-old child. No one in the house was injured.

Lyons' bond was set at $5 million.

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