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Man sought for questioning in NCCU shooting not eluding authorities

Posted November 22, 2013

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— A man that North Carolina Central University police want to question in connection with Thursday afternoon's shooting on campus was in traffic court in Durham Friday morning.

Authorities originally named Crandall Ortais Ingram, a former N.C. Central student, as a suspect in the shooting that happened at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday near Concord and Lawson streets.

Early Friday, authorities backed off of that, saying that the 21-year-old was a "person of interest" in the case.

After naming Ingram as a suspect on Thursday and initiating a citywide manhunt for him, authorities said it was unclear why he might have fired shots.

A message sent from Ingram’s Twitter account Thursday said he wasn't even on the N.C. Central campus, noting he was in court all day. According to court records, Ingram was scheduled to be in court Thursday in Orange County.

WRAL News found Ingram in the Durham County Courthouse at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, where he made an appearance in traffic court.

He declined to answer questions about the shooting or whether he has talked with investigators.

N.C. Central officials said Friday that they also are seeking to question someone who reportedly fled the shooting scene in a champagne-color, four-door Chevrolet Impala.

Campus Police Chief Timothy Bellamy said investigators have spoken to several people about the shooting, but Ingram's attorney called police to inform them that any contact with Ingram needs to be coordinated by her. Bellamy said he didn't know whether Ingram plans to cooperate with investigators.

The chief declined to say whether he any arrests in the case were imminent.

No shell casings were recovered after the shooting, and an unidentified man who police say was the target of the shooting wasn't injured, according to Bellamy.

Ingram, who was a victim of a shooting near N.C. Central on Nov. 3, 2012, was banned from the campus two years ago and is wanted by campus police on charges of trespassing and delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer after an officer saw him on campus last week, the chief said.

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  • djofraleigh Nov 22, 2013

    WRAL News found Ingram in the Durham County Courthouse at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, where he made an appearance in traffic court.- Story quote

    Good for WRAL at being in court waiting for the man!

  • tarheelbabe Nov 22, 2013

    The description of the car has changed 3 times on WRAL..1st it was a green audi 2nd champagne colored audi now its a champagne colored impala. Does WRAL have fact checkers? WRAL is qucik to put up a story with little or misinformation much to often
    Also it seems that someone name Darious Hodge has made someone angry

  • exador7 Nov 22, 2013

    Well ahh,, did they detain him or let him go.........

  • A person Nov 22, 2013

    The really want to talk to is Darious L Hodge of Raleigh. He was the one doing the shooting and looks a lot like Ingram

  • bdu4dals2 Nov 22, 2013

    I would flee too if I was driving a champagne colored car.

  • tarheelfan3 Nov 22, 2013

    They had a manhunt for him, but they did not charge him with anything. DPD at work....

  • rmsmith Nov 22, 2013

    Once again.....

    Those signs and laws stating carrying concealed weapons is against the law on school properties just do not matter when involving a criminal. Meanwhile us law abiding citizens with a permit must keep ours locked up in our car.

    When seconds count, LEO officers are "minutes" away

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 22, 2013

    Indeed he's a busy man.....doesn't even have time to be arrested.

  • Bill of Rights Nov 22, 2013

    Look at the charges he's already facing, independent of the incident at NCCU! Speeding. Driving while licensed revoke. Possession of a stolen firearm. Unlawfully concealing a firearm. Maintaining a dwelling for the use of controlled substances. Trafficking in marijuana. DWI. Second degree trespass. This Crandall Ingram sounds like a real winner.

  • gingerlynn Nov 22, 2013

    A very busy young man
    http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.Criminal.do?county=999&court=BTH&defendant=ingram%2Ccran&start=0&navindex=0&submit=Submit+Query

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