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Teen Charged in Chapel Hill Shooting

Posted February 26, 2008

— A 17-year-old was charged Monday night in connection with the shooting of another teenager in Chapel Hill.

Police responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Johnson Street shortly after 6 p.m. Officers found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his stomach lying in the road.

The victim was taken to UNC Hospitals. His name and condition were not released.

Police later arrested and charged David Earl Ellis Jr. with attempted first degree murder

He was being held Monday in the Orange County Jail on a $200,000 bond.


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  • ptahandatum Feb 26, 2008

    Zeus is taking care of this child far better than the other god who doesn't show up for work.

  • mramorak Feb 26, 2008

    Kids wanting to be men?Being a man is not shooting someone!This is youth with bad guidence.This boy has no clue what it means to be a man.

  • Meandmytwo Feb 26, 2008

    Here we go again with these kids wanting to be men. All this does it get them a free ride to prison for a very long time. I pray for the child that was shot and his family. I could not imagine what the trigger man family is going through also. It all makes no sense at all.

  • Morrisville Feb 26, 2008

    I am all for UNC taking over all of that area for new growth. Sad to see today's youth resort to guns. Whatever happened to a good old fist fight. Guess the 80's are over.

  • dianadarling Feb 26, 2008

    Did I see the city correctly? Chapel Hill?

  • bgenious Feb 26, 2008

    It was one of my cousins who was shot. He's doing ok. Please, send prayers out to me and my family as we cope with this tragic event. Thanks.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 26, 2008

    You can always tell when they will not listen to their parents. Now he is going somewhere like prison and he will listen or face the consequences. That's when he will want his mother and father but they will not be there. He will be alone on this one. As he grows older in prison maybe he will learn a valid lesson. Oh to be so young and doing everything to get in prison.