Monday, May 8, 2006

Durham, North Carolina

From the Raleigh News-Observer of May 8, 2006
Durham homicide called self-defense

Police say a Sunday night shooting was a case of self-defense.

Nakia Antione Harper, 31, was shot by his girlfriend at a Beamon Street apartment about 6:26 p.m. Police questioned the woman, whose name was not released, and determined that she shot Harper to defend herself. She showed signs of physical abuse, police said.

No charges have been filed in the incident, though the investigation is continuing.

Harper had a lengthy criminal record, including felony charges for possessing cocaine, conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, heroin possession, possessing stolen goods and possession of a stolen weapon.

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