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Man arrested in Chapel Hill shooting that injured 1-year-old

Posted December 27, 2015

— One man was arrested Sunday morning in connection to the Christmas Day shooting that left a one-year-old girl critically injured.

Shaquille Oneill Davis, 22, was arrested just before noon and charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Authorities said that investigators with the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force observed Davis getting into a vehicle in the 3500 block of Century Oaks Road in Durham, where he was taken into custody.

According to police, Davis fired shots from a vehicle as it was leaving an apartment complex in the 700 block of Trinity Court just before 6 p.m. Christmas Day. A one-year-old girl, who was identified by neighbors as Maleah Williams, was taken to UNC Hospitals where she underwent surgery and remained in critical condition.

On Sunday, a small table near the site of the shooting was collecting a growing number of teddy bears, candles and prayers for the baby. He grandmother said that the family is hoping and praying for good news in her recovery.

Davis had previously been arrested in 2014 and 2015 on charges including possession of a firearm by a felon and probation violation.

Davis was being held at the Orange County Jail under $650,000 secured bond.


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  • Mary Meadows Feb 16, 2016
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    Ok granted he was no angel BUT this is horrible. Charging him with a horrific heinous crime and then going OOPS just doesn't cut it in my book. LEO's need to do due diligence before slapping someone's mug shot all over the place.

  • Kim Schrock Dec 28, 2015
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    The man should have been in prison for his past crimes. Where is Mr. Barber crying for the baby? God be with that baby.

  • LetsBeFair Dec 27, 2015

    interesting how they caught him so quickly. Almost like they were doing surveillance on something else and happened to net him. But .... that something else could be stretching the law itself?

  • Jim Smith Dec 27, 2015
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    Isn't it time that we have stiffer penalties for criminals like this? He should have a long stretch with a short piece of rope. I am tired of us tax payers having to put up with paying for these losers in jail too.

  • Real Libertine Dec 27, 2015
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    Why release the child's name? As a minor aged victim, shouldn't her privacy be protected?

  • Susan Mjb Dec 27, 2015
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    If he was convicted in 2014 and 2015 for possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, why wasn't he in jail? I am so tired of these violent people being allowed to roam around when they should be in jail on the 1st offense.... not let out time and time and time again. What is the matter with the courts????? My heart breaks for that poor baby and her family. It is horrible.

  • ecp1951 Dec 27, 2015

    shaquile oneill davis. that's all you need to know to solve this question. will it never end?

  • Edwin Walls Dec 27, 2015
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    Sorry excuse for a human being.