Man charged with Durham woman's murder

Dominique Xazier Lamberth (Image courtesy Durham Police Department)

March 17, 2014 7:28:38 AM PDT
The Durham Police Department has charged a Creedmoor man with shooting a woman to death in front of a church in February.

Kourtney Krista Dawson, 25, was murdered February 26 near the intersection of Holloway Street and North Guthrie Avenue near the Antioch Baptist Church.

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A police spokesperson said it appears Dawson was the victim of stray gunfire. Dominique Xazier Lamberth, 23, of Creedmoor is charged with robbing a man of $20 at gunpoint and then firing shots at his vehicle as he drove away. One of the shots apparently struck Dawson as she was walking on Holloway Street.

Lamberth was arrested over the weekend in Louisburg, N.C. He is charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Lamberth was also wanted as a probation absconder.

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