UPDATE: Lockdown at GTCC lifted; High Point police arrest man accused of shooting woman in leg


Marcus Jermaine Harmon

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The GTCC campus in High Point was on lockdown after a report of a person carrying a weapon near the campus.

The lockdown was lifted late Thursday morning. High Point police said the incident is connected with an earlier domestic dispute at 108 W. Willis Ave.

At 9:46 a.m., according to High Point police, officers responded to the residence in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found the victim, 37-year-old Amy Debty with a single gunshot wound to the leg from a small-caliber firearm.

The victim indicated her boyfriend, Marcus Jermaine Harmon, 32, had shot her after the two argued. The victim was taken to High Point Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect ran from the scene in the direction of South Main Street. Due to the nature of the class and close proximity of GTCC, the school chose to “lock down” the facility until the campus had been searched.

The suspect turned himself into police early Thursday afternoon. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, stalking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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