Durham officials say suspect fleeing from authorities shoots, seriously injures dog

Shermaine Maurice Hammond (Durham County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities in Durham have arrested a man who allegedly shot a resident's dog while trying to run away during a traffic stop.

It happened Wednesday on Gibson Road when deputies pulled over a vehicle and a passenger inside got out and fled the scene.

While running away, investigators said they believed 22-year-old Shermaine Maurice Hammond shot the animal.

The dog was seriously injured, according to officials.

Authorities said the Durham County Sheriff's Office then called a K-9 unit to find Hammond.

He was taken into custody, but charges are still pending at this time.

The vehicle's driver, Reginald Lee McCallum - who stayed with his vehicle at the traffic stop - was cited for speeding and released.


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