KNIGHTDALE, NC (WNCN) — A suspected attempted murder is on the run after he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a Knightdale emergency center on Wednesday night, Knightdale city officials said Thursday morning.
Officials said Knightdale Police were dispatched to make a “shot-fired” call to Duke Urgent Care on Legacy Oaks Drive at around 6:45 p.m
Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a man pull into the parking lot, blocking the path of another vehicle, then got out of his truck and fired multiple shots at a woman in the blocked vehicle.
After shots were fired, the woman attempted to exit her vehicle and was grabbed by the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Christian Samuel Felix, police witnesses said. After grabbing the victim’s shirt, Felix tried to force her into his truck but was unable to as the victim broke free and attracted the attention of witnesses, officials said. After the unsuccessful kidnapping attempt, Felix fled the scene, leaving his truck at a nearby apartment complex.
Police arrived at the scene and found the victim “shaken and distraught, but unharmed,” officials said.
While searching for Felix, authorities issued a brief local protection notice to residents in the area. Investigators called off the search around 9 p.m., but police are still searching for the suspect.
“This behavior is reprehensible and malicious,” Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps said in a press release. “To act with such reckless devotion is the height of cowardice and deviance.”
According to the police, this is not the first time Felix has committed acts of violence. His record includes previous charges including murder, robbery and kidnapping.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Felix in connection with this latest incident.
“The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous,” Capps said. “Citizens should not attempt to approach Felix and anyone who comes across him should call 911 immediately. To the suspect, we say this: Surrender yourself to the authorities now and help us avoid the potential for an adverse outcome.”
Felix could be in one of several vehicles. Possible vehicles include a 2006 Dodge Charger, a 2006 Ford Fusion (registration NC JMA-2722) or a 2006 Ford Five Hundred (registration NC JMA-707).
It’s unclear where Felix might be headed.
Anyone with information is urged to call Knightdale Police.
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