CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Two more men were arrested and both charged with murder just hours after a one-year-old girl shot in Chapel Hill on Christmas Day died Monday from her injuries, officials confirmed.
Maleah Williams was hit in the head by gunfire when shots were fired from a vehicle leaving Trinity Court just before 5:45 p.m., family members and police said.
Williams was transported to UNC Hospitals where she underwent surgery, but died on Monday.
One suspect was arrested Sunday and on Monday, two more men were charged — this time with First Degree Murder, police said.
Monday, Ramone Jamarr Alston, age 22, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force. Alston has been charged with First Degree Murder in connection with the shooting after being arrested in the 600 block of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro, Chapel Hill Police said
Also on Monday, a third suspect, Pierre Je Bron Moore, age 23, was charged with First Degree Murder after surrendering himself at the Chapel Hill Police Department.
The first suspect arrested, Shaquille Oneill Davis, 22, was nabbed just before noon Sunday by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force, Chapel Hill Police said.
Davis appeared in court Monday via video feed on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
The judge added two conditions Monday to Davis’s $650,000 bond.
He must not have any contact with the victim’s family and he cannot possess a firearm.
He is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 4 in relation to the Dec. 25 shooting.
Davis is scheduled to appear in Orange County court Jan. 15, 2016 on five unrelated charges ranging from drug possession/selling to probation violations.
A collection of toys, candles and notes – praying for Maleah to get well, have been set up in the area near the apartment where she was shot.