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Fifth person arrested in connection with Chapel Hill homicide

Posted July 28

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— A fifth person was arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another, according to Chapel Hill police.

Malik Devon Brown Burnette, 18, and Tanner Cobb, 18, both of Chapel Hill, were shot at about 10 p.m. Tuesday on Jackie Robinson Street near Adelaide Walters Street, police said.

Burnette was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals, and Cobb was listed in stable condition, according to police.

Denzel Lamont Spikes, 23, of Shelby, was arrested without incident in Lexington, South Carolina and is awaiting extradition to North Carolina, according to police. Spikes is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, accessory after the fact, and possession of a firearm by a felon

Laquida Shuntae Poston, 26, Renaire Lewis II, 22, both of Shelby, Thomas Oliver, 31, of Gastonia, and Jalen Raekwon Hackney, 19, of Burlington, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and accessory after the fact. They are being held in the Orange County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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  • Ben Hill Jul 28, 4:31 p.m.
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    I hope the police were nice and courteous when arresting them all since Black Lives Matter.