Durham County

He tried to steal a gun and wound up shooting the man who had it

Antonio Lee Keith
Antonio Lee Keith Durham County jail photo

Teen Antonio Lee Keith has been arrested and charged with shooting a man during an attempted robbery on June 19 at the 901 Center Station apartment complex at 901 Chalk Level Road.

Investigators this week arrested Antonio Lee Keith, 16, of Durham, and charged him with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle causing serious injury and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

Keith was being held in the Durham County jail in lieu of $800,000 bail.

In the incident, a 22-year-old man who has not been named by police was shot in the abdomen inside a vehicle during an attempted robbery of a gun.

The victim was able to push the suspect out of the vehicle, but the suspect, allegedly Keith, fired shots into the vehicle, hitting the victim and damaging the back window.