INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Make Arrest After Home Invasion

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Make Arrest After Home Invasion

Town of Chapel Hill Police has released the following information:

At 12:36 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19), the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Cotton Street in Chapel Hill. When officers arrived at the residence, they saw the suspect running away. He was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

Initial investigation has revealed that the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked or open window, and became involved in a scuffle with the residents. During the scuffle, the suspect fired a single shot from a handgun, which struck a wall.

No one was injured by the gunshot, although minor injuries resulting from the scuffle were suffered by the residents, one of whom reported being a UNC student.

The suspect was transported to UNC Hospital by Orange County EMS with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Warrants have been obtained charging Maalik Antonio Burris, 21, 305 Snow Crest Trail, Durham, NC, with First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Injury to Personal Property.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in the investigation into this incident. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. UNC students living on or off-campus are reminded to lock all residence doors and windows and to take measures to enhance personal and property security. For a list of additional safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.

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