Man Charged With Shooting Durham Cop

Police officials in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of shooting a Durham police officer.

Authorities say 23-year-old Thomas Rashawn Monroe of Durham is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and is in custody at the Durham County Jail on $250,000 bond.

The 32-year-old officer, D.J. Youmans, was in stable condition after being shot during a call to a burglary in progress in Durham.

The Durham Police Department said Youmans was being treated at Duke University Hospital. The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. Thursday at an apartment complex.

Police say the bullet that hit Youmans in the abdomen was fired from inside an apartment.

Youmans has been on the Durham force since May 26 and formerly worked for the New York City Police Department.

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