CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The same day the mother of a 1-year-old girl who was shot while in her arms Christmas day called for the gunman to turn himself in, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they had a suspect in custody.
Police arrested 22-year-old Shaquille Oneill Davis Sunday and charged him with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, WTVD reported. The investigation led police to the 3500 block of Century Oaks Road in Durham, where authorities spotted Davis getting into a car.
The emotional and desperate plea for justice came from Tylena Williams and her family outside UNC Children’s Hospital Sunday where Maleah Williams is in critical condition. Maleah’s family told WTVD she underwent two surgeries after being shot in the head.
“She’s fighting,” said Tylena Williams. “She’s fighting hard.”
Through sobs, Williams described what happened on Christmas Day outside Maleah’s godparents’ apartment on Trinity Court in Chapel Hill.
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