Alert issued for ‘extremely dangerous’ suspect in shooting of Durham County deputy

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Jerry Lamont Harris Jr.

Source: Durham Sheriff’s Office- Mugshot / Durham Sheriff’s Office

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has issued a Blue Alert for an assault on a Law Enforcement officer.

Authorities with the Durham County Sheriff’s office are looking for Jerry Lamont Harris Jr., a 26-year-old African-American male suspected in the shooting of an off-duty Durham County deputy near Wake Forest Highway and Mineral Springs Road on Oct. 22.

Police have issued warrants for Harris’ arrest that include assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and distribute marijuana.

Harris is 6-foot-1, 184 pounds, with tattoos about his right eyebrow and around his neck. He was last seen driving a black Acura and has a criminal history with a possible gang affiliation in the Durham area that dates back to 2012. Harris is currently on probation after serving a sentence in federal prison. If located, do not approach and call 911 immediately.