Durham man on the run after shooting girlfriend during argument, police say

Randy Sharpe

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham police are searching for a man investigators believe shot his girlfriend early Wednesday and then took her 5-year-old son to Greensboro.

Randy Kay Sharpe Jr., 32, is accused of shooting his girlfriend in the leg during an argument while they were traveling down Highway 55.

Sharpe’s girlfriend jumped from the vehicle but her 5-year-old son was still in the vehicle.


Police said Sharpe drove the child to Greensboro where he left the 5-year-old with family members.

Sharpe is wanted on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, larceny of a motor vehicle, abduction of a child and assault inflicting serious injury with a minor present.

He could be in Greensboro or Rocky Mount.

Anyone with information on Sharpe’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Barfield at (919) 560-4910, ext. 29286 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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