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Police: Arrest made in shooting that prompted St. Augustine's lockdown

Posted January 20, 2016

Omari Fujah Williams

— Officials said there is no danger to the public after a shooting put the campus of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh on lockdown early Wednesday.

The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of Oakwood Avenue, according to the Raleigh Police Department. St. Augustine's was placed on lockdown while officers responded.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Damarian Henderson, 20, with a gunshot wound. Henderson's wounds were not life-threatening, according to the police department.

After an investigation, police charged Omari Fujah Williams, 18, of 10810 Oliver Road in Raleigh, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was taken into custody and transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

Henderson and Williams knew each other, officials said, and the shooting was not a random act.

The lockdown was lifted before 4:30 a.m. Classes at the university resumed as normal at 8 a.m., according to school officials.


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  • Chris Christian Jan 21, 2016
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    I knew you were black Tyrone! I like that you know all the rap lyrics! From this shooting to the mom and daughter shooting is so sad.

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 20, 2016
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    Cowards don't fistfight, that is for real men. Guns are the equalizer of choice, in the mindset of the low-life world. Easy to pull the trigger, and brag about it later.

  • Tyrone Biggum Jan 20, 2016
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    Another day, another shooting in the hood. What happened to a good ole fashioned fist fight to settle an argument? If only Young Jeezy would rap about fist fighting instead of clapping 9's....