Man pleads guilty to killing woman at Durham IHOP

Jerry Adams Jr. (left) in a photo from the Durham County Jail. Delia Allen (right) in a photo from Child Care Services Association

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a woman at a Durham restaurant in 2011.

Delia Allen was killed in a shooting at an IHOP restaurant in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 2011.

Jerry Adams Jr, 27, pleaded guilty to three charges including second degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and a consolidated charge of discharging a firearm/assault on law enforcement, according to the Durham County Clerk’s Office.

Investigators say the deadly shooting came after an encounter with a pair of off-duty sheriff’s deputies at the restaurant.

“Initially it was thought that he had been ejected — but in actuality — he had an encounter with the deputy sheriffs, but they did not eject him. He chose to leave on his own accord,” then-Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said at the time.

Adams was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison.


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