Durham man facing charges in Chapel Hill home invasion
Posted February 19, 2014
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A Durham man faces several charges, including first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, after a home invasion in Chapel Hill early Wednesday.
Police captured Maalik Antonio Burris, 21, of 305 Snow Crest Trail, after a brief foot chase just after 12:30 a.m. when they spotted him running from a home on Cotton Street.
Investigators said Burris got into the home through an unlocked or open window and then got into a scuffle with the residents. At least one of the residents identified himself as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Burris also fired a single shot from a handgun that hit a wall.
There were no injuries from the gunshot, police said, but the residents suffered minor injuries.
Burris was taken to UNC Hospitals after his capture for injuries he received during the scuffle, authorities said. They did not appear to be life-threatening.
He also faces a charge of injury to personal property, and arrest warrants will be served after his release from the hospital, a police spokesman said.