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Durham man wanted in connection with Chapel Hill shooting

Posted January 4, 2013

— Chapel Hill police are searching for a 21-year-old man in connection with a shooting at the Time Out Restaurant on Franklin Street early Tuesday. 

Christopher Lane Thompson, of 5102 Long Leaf Drive in Durham, faces one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm within town limits. 

The shooting happened in the parking lot of University Square, at 133 W. Franklin St., about 3:30 a.m. The victim's name was not released, but police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Chapel Hill police said Thompson should be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities are also looking for Jaylen McNair and Tracy Rashaud Floyd for questioning related to the shooting. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-942-7515.


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  • anne53ozzy Jan 4, 2013

    Yes we must have more guns..that will sove this problem..
    Are you nuts?

  • Phyxius1 Jan 4, 2013

    All the counties have crime and Chapel Hill has its own too. Plenty of shootings at the clubs there and UNC went on lock down a few nights a few yrs back over it. Its nothing new there and a few clubs shut down over it in the area. Just last week two teens from Raleigh came to Durham and car jacked a man and shot him dead...Does that mean that all of Raleigh is bad then? Plenty of crimes in Durham are from people living outside of Durham too..Look at the Wake arrest photos and they outnumber Durhams in frequency and then say its just Durham with crime.
    Crime is crime no matter where it happens and glad they got this guy and he spend MUCH time in prison. A convicted felon already he should get no deals or breaks in his time and they should double the time.

  • donnied19522 Jan 4, 2013

    I just think its a shame that everyone always blames everything on the minorities. . . and I looked at the pics of the people that had been arrested lately on the WRAL website. Why are there so many minorities in prison. Could it be because they think the world owes them something, or just a coinsidence?
    They go to Chapel Hill because they've already robbed everyone in Durham at least once.

  • westernwake1 Jan 4, 2013

    How come all the Durham criminals go over to Chapel Hill to rob and shoot people? Is it because Chapel Hill is generally anti-gun and provides plenty of opportunities for defenseless victims.

  • junkmail5 Jan 4, 2013

    I wonder if this guy had a permit to carry a gun? From what's available here, I would assume he possessed the firearm legally.

    FYI- you don't need a permit to carry openly... only to carry concealed.

    (unclear from the story which he was doing)

  • kbrianf Jan 4, 2013

    I wonder if this guy had a permit to carry a gun? From what's available here, I would assume he possessed the firearm legally.

  • sweetcountrygirl32 Jan 4, 2013

    @ 68_dodge_polara I think its because of the hospital and crazy mess like this is why they closed BW3 ... best wing place to go to in Chapel Hill/Durham area. I am with you! Keep Durham out of Chapel Hill and moved Apple Chill to Roxboro. People pay a lot of money to live in Chapel Hill and people pay a lot of money to go to school there so they should feel safe. Chapel Hill has had too much going on lately.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 4, 2013

    If Chapel Hill can keep Durham out during Halloween why can't it keep us out every other day of the year?