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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Suspects Involved in

Christmas Shooting Murder of One-Year-Old in Chapel Hill, NC

Greensboro, NC - The hunt for the persons responsible for taking the life of one-year-old Maleah Williams, of Chapel Hill, is over. On December 25, 2015, at approximately 5:43pm, officers from the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of 751 Trinity Court. Upon arrival officers discovered that shots had been fired from a vehicle departing the complex. On scene officers found the infant bleeding from a gunshot wound. Authorities immediately notified Emergency Medical Services and Maleah Williams was transported to the UNC Hospital where she remained in critical condition. On December 28, 2015, Maleah Williams succumbed to the gunshot wound.

On December 25, 2015, the Chapel Hill Police Department issued arrest warrants for Shaquille Oneill Davis, a 22-year-old, Pierre Je Bron Moore, a 23-year-old, and Ramone Jamarr Alston, a 22-year-old, charging each individual with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury and Attempted First Degree Murder. The Chapel Hill Police Department requested the assistance from the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) in locating Davis, Moore and Alston. Investigators with the JFTF immediately initiated an investigation into the apprehension of the three suspects.

On December 27, 2015, at approximately 11:50am, Davis was arrested by the JFTF when located at the 3500 Block of Century Oaks Road in Durham. Davis was positively identified entering a vehicle. Members of the JFTF surrounded and converged on Davis taking him into custody without incident. On December 28, 2015, at approximately 1:45pm, Alston was arrested by the JFTF. Investigative efforts led authorities to the 600 Block of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro were Alston was taken into custody without incident. On the same day, at approximately 5:00pm, Moore surrendered himself to the Chapel Hill Police Department. All suspects are currently being held at the Orange County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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