Man shot during struggle

March 4, 2012 4:31:45 PM PST
Durham Police are investigating an aggravated assault/attempted robbery that happened Sunday morning on Lakeland Street.

Officers responded to a call about a shooting around 9:40 a.m. Sunday and found a 19-year-old man, who had been shot in the leg, and his friend in a vehicle at Alston Avenue and Dupree Street. The 19 year old was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the victim told them that he and his friend had met a man in a convenience store where the suspect offered to sell him a game system. The victim and his friend accompanied the suspect to the McDougald Terrace apartment complex on Lakeland Street where a second man armed with a gun approached him and demanded money.

The victim said he struggled with the armed suspect and the gun went off, wounding him in the leg.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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