Police make arrest in shooting near downtown Durham

Freeman Denzel Johnson, 25, of Durham.
Freeman Denzel Johnson, 25, of Durham. Courtesy of the Durham Police Department

A Durham man was arrested Wednesday for a shooting that injured an 18-year-old earlier in the day near downtown.

Freeman Denzel Johnson, 25, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Durham police said in a statement Thursday.

A shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Carroll and West Chapel Hill streets.

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The intersection of Carroll Street and West Chapel Hill Street.

When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The teen was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators were provided with a description of a truck driven by a possible suspect, police said. Officers found and stopped the truck on U.S. 15-501 near Cornwallis Road and arrested its driver, who was Johnson.

He was placed in the Durham County Jail under a $55,000 bond.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks