Suspect in fatal Chapel Hill shooting had 13 guns, stash of ammo


Craig Stephen Hicks

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings, according to WTVD.

Warrants filed in Durham County Superior Court listed an inventory of weapons seized by police from the Chapel Hill condominium of Craig Stephen Hicks, the 46-year-old charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

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The warrants list four handguns recovered from the home Hicks shared with his wife, in addition to a pistol the suspect had with him when he turned himself in about an hour after the shootings. The warrants also list two shotguns and six rifles, including a military-style AR-15 carbine. Police also recovered numerous loaded magazines and cases of ammunition.

Eight spent shell-casings were found in the neighboring apartment of 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and his wife, 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha. Yusor’s sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, was also killed.

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