Durham County

Deputies knew who Alex McDougal was since May. And in the end, they got their man.

Alex McDougal was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with an attempted-murder charge dating back to an early-May shooting.
Alex McDougal was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with an attempted-murder charge dating back to an early-May shooting.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred on May 2.

Alex McDougal of Apt. 13-E, 1180 Wabash St., Durham, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies early Saturday morning in connection with an attempted first-degree murder charge dating back to the early-May shooting that critically injured a 28-year-old man on Wabash Street, whose identity was not released.

Law enforcement had been seeking McDougal, who just turned 27, since early May when he became the lead suspect in the shooting.

When police arrived to investigate a “gunshot wound” call shortly before 11 p.m. on May 2, they found the victim lying on the ground near a vehicle. He had been shot and was critically injured. He was hospitalized for his injuries. At the time, the incident did not appear to have been random, according to investigators.

McDougal had been wanted on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the case.

After McDougal was arrested, he was being held in the Durham County jail under $1.25 million bond.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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