Joshua Lewis McDougald, 31, faces a felony charge for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury following a shooting that occurred Saturday morning, November 9, in the 2700 block of NC 86 North. The location is approximately 4 miles north of downtown Hillsborough.
Nathan Johnson Jr., 24, is recovering from a through-and-through wound to his side from a nine mm handgun. Johnson’s girlfriend contacted 911. She did not provide any details regarding how the incident occurred. When deputies arrived on scene, only Johnson and his girlfriend were present; initially both denied knowing who shot Johnson. Emergency Medical Staff transported Johnson to Duke Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Following an investigation and multiple interviews, investigators sought charges against McDougald, of Club Boulevard in Durham, later the same day. The suspect and victim know each other, and there is no ongoing threat to the community.
With the assistance of the US Marshals Carolina Fugitive Task Force, authorities arrested McDougald this morning in Durham at the home of a relative. He is currently in the custody of the Orange County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. He is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow, November 22, at 2:00 p.m.