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Cary Police identify, search for suspect in woman's murder

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Cary police responded to 202 Hyde Park Court at approximately 11 p.m. Friday. Cary police responded to 202 Hyde Park Court at approximately 11 p.m. Friday.
CARY, N.C. -

Cary police obtained a warrant Saturday night for the arrest of the man they believe shot and killed a woman Friday night.

They're looking for Daniel Scott Remington, 36, of Gooseneck Drive, Cary. He may be driving a silver/gray 2013 four-door Chevy Impala with Tennessee tags H2304R. 

He should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, police said.

“We are committed to bringing swift and certain resolution to this case, our community, and most importantly Ms. Johnson's family,” said Capt. Randall Rhyne, Criminal Investigations Division. “We believe Remington is still in North Carolina, and as our eyes and ears in the community, we need citizens to come forward with all possible information.”

Rhyne noted that given Remington's recent history of violence, citizens should keep their personal safety first and foremost.Police said Wendy Jean Johnson, 58, of Post Oak Lane in Sanford, was found shot with life-threatening injuries Friday around 11 p.m. at 202 Hyde Park Court in Cary. 

She was transported to Duke University Medical Center where she later died from her injuries, police said. 

“We just tried to tell her to keep breathing until the EMS and the cops got here," said Danielle Schnurr, who heard the gunshot and discovered she knew the victim.

Schnurr said Johnson was a nurse who was coming, just had she had for several weeks, to care for Schnurr's 6-year-old disabled daughter.“Oh, she was a sweetheart. Very loving, outgoing, always talkative. Talked about her kids all the time. She was a sweet lady.”

Schnurr had this message for Johnson's family:“I'm just so sorry. It weighs so heavy on my chest that it happened out here in front of my house on the way to take care of my child. Once again, I'm sorry. My prayers are with you.”

The crime hit so close to home for Schnurr, that she's leaving it.

"Actually, tonight I'm about to go inside and pack up my stuff and go stay with a friend. I don't feel comfortable.”

The shooting is Cary's fourth murder of 2014. Police have not released a motive and said they are still working to identify suspects.

According to a series of 911 calls released Saturday night, several people heard a gunshot and someone scream.

In one recording, the caller said Johnson was bleeding seriously from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back.A female caller told the dispatcher it sounded like Johnson knew the person that shot her.

“I heard a girl yelling for someone to get away. Then I heard a pop and more yelling. After the pop, the scream turned into ‘help!'” the female caller said.A total of nine calls were made to 911.

Anyone near the area during the time of the incident can contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636.


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Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

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