Woman found fatally shot at Durham apartments; man she dated in custody

(Source: Justin Quesinberry/WNCN)
(Source: Justin Quesinberry/WNCN)
 Larico Dunn
Larico Dunn

DURHAM. N.C. (WNCN) – A woman was found shot to death Monday morning after a shooting was reported at Lynnhaven Apartments in Durham, police said.

Durham police are investigating the homicide that happened in the 900 block of Wadesboro Street.

The victim has been identified as Erika Desiree Downey, 25, of Durham.

Dunn was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 85 in Granville County, officials said.

Lynnhaven Apartments in Durham (Source: Justin Quesinberry/WNCN)
Lynnhaven Apartments in Durham (Source: Justin Quesinberry/WNCN)

Durham police said Larico Dunn, 24, has been arrested and charged in connection with Downey’s murder. Family says the two dated.

Police say they responded to a report of a shooting shortly after 2 a.m.

When police arrived on the scene, they said they found a woman dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Police say a second female was shot during the incident and was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Police say no one is in custody at this moment. Police haven’t released information about any suspects.

Erika Downey (Photo courtesy of family)
Erika Downey (Photo courtesy of family)

The incident does not appear to be random, according to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator M. Evans at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29336 or 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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