It happened just after midnight at the Transportation Center on Pettigrew Street.
Witnesses told police that the suspect pulled up in a car, got out, walked up to a 13-year-old girl at the bus depot, and shot her in the leg. Chaos erupted in the crowded bus station.
"When I got off bus, I saw a guy walking, bust at a girl, just shot at her 'BAM' everyone started running and screaming," eyewitness Ron Peterson said. "Then the girl fell and the dude tried to just hold her, and the guy just stayed there with her, holding her, and the police apprehended him right away."
Police said the man and teen are related, but will not say how because she is a minor.
Kimeko Satterfield, 34, is facing five charges that include; possession of a fire arm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a fire arm inflicting serious injuries, go armed to terror of people and discharging of a firearm in the city.
Peterson speculated that it didn't appear as though Satterfield was trying to kill the girl.
"I wouldn't say he was trying to kill her, because if he was trying to kill her he could have hit her in the gut, but he pointed the gun down and boom."
Satterfield was being held in the Durham County jail under a $550,000 bond.
This isn't Satterfield's first brush with the law, he's been charged with a number of other crimes dating back to 2005, including assault on a female and ID fraud, which is a felony.