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Chapel Hill toddler dies after Christmas shooting; three suspects in custody

Posted December 28, 2015
Updated December 29, 2015

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— A 1-year-old girl who was shot outside a Chapel Hill apartment on Christmas Day has died, her family said Monday evening.

Maleah Williams was shot in the head in the 700 block of Trinity Court at about 5:30 p.m. Friday and had been on life support at UNC Hospitals.

Shaquille Oneill Davis, 22, made his first court appearance Monday on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He remains in the Orange County jail under a $650,000 bond.

Two additional suspects were taken into custody late Monday.

Ramone Jamarr Alston, 22, was arrested in the 600 block of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro and charged with first-degree murder. Pierre Je Bron Moore, 23, surrendered to authorities at the Chapel Hill Police Department, authorities said. He is also charged with first-degree murder. Both men were being held under $1 million bonds.

All three suspects were scheduled to be in court on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Outside the courtroom Monday, Davis' mother said he was innocent, adding that she thought she knew who shot Maleah. She declined to say anything further.

Police said Davis fired shots from a vehicle as it was leaving an apartment complex, and one of the bullets struck the toddler.

A Williams family friend said Davis, who is well-known in the neighborhood, was involved in an argument with another man earlier in the day and that it is believed that the other man was the intended target of the shooting.

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  • Allen Jones Dec 30, 2015
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    Mary....If you believe that the raw data in the 2013 FBI murder tables are cherry picked numbers................then please let us all know which university gifted you your accounting degree......... I will know that I should not hire these accountants in the future. Thankyou.

  • Mary Meadows Dec 30, 2015
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    Megan. I'm sorry. I should have put a codicil on my prior post making it clear that it was only in response to a prior commenters statement and not this case in particular. You are absolutely right and some people (esp these POS career criminals) are beyond help. I'll make sure to clarify in future. I keep running into the exceeding allowable characters and my brevity resulted in not expressing myself in clear manner. We are actually on the same page and I appreciate the courtesy you used to point out the problem I had in expressing my views. I'm gong to make sure to quote in future so one can tell specifically what
    Im responding to. Thanks and enjoy your evening

  • Mary Meadows Dec 30, 2015
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    Allen. It's apparent you don't know me. I have never been Accused of being a liberal & responded to your # of blacks in prison compared to their nationwide population. As a accountant who is well versed in statistics I am all to aware of how numbers can be cherry picked to prove just about any point. Re-read my response. Had nothing to do with blacks specifically nor addressed these repeat violent offenders. My response was regarding the overall number of POOR or low income individuals who sometimes go to prison as they don't have the wealth to buy the best defense. I have never quoted mother jones and simply am expressing the disparity in sentencing for all non violent crimes . regardless of race and with significantly different outcomes for similar crimes that seem to be determined all to often by having access to a paid attorney vs a overworked public defender. Don't make assump

  • Mary Meadows Dec 30, 2015
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    Allena

  • Allen Jones Dec 29, 2015
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    We are all so very happy that some of your relatives have college degrees........Unfortunately, those degrees don't raise the dead that are shot on the streets every night.

    Additionally, I would love to see a statistical comparison between the number of U.S. blacks with violent felony records.......versus the number of U.S. blacks with degrees from D-1 universities.

    I won't hold my breath waiting for your response backed up with real data.

  • Kimberly Crowe Dec 29, 2015
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    LETSBEFAIR you have it all wrong and must don't have around African Americans. My dad was in the military for 35 years, has 4 degrees, and 31 certifications and my mom has a college degree as well as my sister and brother. I had my parents and came from an educated family. I got and stayed into trouble. So your theory is incorrect. Kids are influenced by their friends, video games, tv, etc. My cousin was raised in a single parent home by her mom who has a college degree and my cousin is a scientist. Speak on facts and not assumptions.

  • LetsBeFair Dec 29, 2015

    The comments are all so well thought out. From all sides. But I'll say it again. Those youths parented in traditional family structure are not committing these crimes (not that they are not getting into trouble, just at no different rate than anyone else). Its the ones being raised by one uneducated parent or a grandmother. There is your common denominator, they never learn right from wrong by age 6 because the parent doesn't have it down either.

  • Doug Smallen Dec 29, 2015
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    Perhaps they will be locked up this time, such a tragedy to finally force this.

  • Jim Smith Dec 29, 2015
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    If found guilty they should all be hung until death. There is no excuse for this and no they do not deserve to sit in a jail/prison breathing any more of our clean free air and living off the rest of us once they are convicted!

  • Kim Schrock Dec 29, 2015
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    Dan May is on the spot. So sad these men could not be shot while trying to escape,

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