Durham County

Police on lookout for suspect in Wednesday shooting, child abduction case

Randy Kay Sharpe Jr.
Randy Kay Sharpe Jr.

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Randy Kay Sharpe Jr., who is wanted on shooting and abduction charges stemming from a domestic dispute early Wednesday in Durham.

Sharpe was driving with his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son in the car when he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the leg during an argument while stopped at a traffic light at N.C. 55 and Cornwallis Road. The girlfriend was able to jump out of the car and get help. Sharpe is accused of then taking the child to Greensboro, where the child was left with family members.

Sharpe, 32, is wanted on the following charges: 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. Investigators believe Sharpe may be in Greensboro or Rocky Mount.

Anyone with information on Sharpe’s whereabouts is asked to call 919-560-4910, ext. 29286 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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