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Durham man facing charges in Chapel Hill home invasion

Posted February 19, 2014

— 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.


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  • Glock07 Feb 19, 2014

    He will not go to jail for long, he will be back on the streets and then he will end up killing someone. Popular story around here.

  • 68_dodge_polara Feb 19, 2014

    "now make sure he is in jail for a very long time."

    That would be unusual.

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 19, 2014

    Glad they caught him, now make sure he is in jail for a very long time.