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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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 5, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    Stop the epidemic by identifying the problem's source.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 5, 2009 at 12:41 AM
    More of the same old thing.
  • by voter Location: nc on Jul 3, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    rashawn,,,irish fella???
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 3, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    Just talked to the NAACP, they said the officer should not have gotten in front of the bullet. No, I did not talk to them, just reading their mind.
  • by sad Location: nc on Jul 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    Is the NAACP going to get in on this shooting too? Of course, the poor little minority was profiled by the mean old police officer. Can't we transport all these stupid people to their own planet to kill each other?
  • by taxpayer Location: washington on Jul 3, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    I wish Officer Youmans a speedy recovery and the suspect and a swift and speedy punishment.
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