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February 11, 2015 - 3:40 am

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA:   Chapel Hill Police Release New Information in Homicide Investigation

The Chapel Hill Police Department has released additional information this morning about Tuesday’s shooting near campus that claimed the lives of three people. It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that the victims included Deah Barakat, a second-year student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor, who had planned to begin her dental studies here in the fall. Her sister, Razan, a student at N.C. State University, was also killed. Chancellor Folt will issue a campus message later this morning when we have more details.

Following is the information Chapel Hill police released.


Date: February 11, 2015

Contact: Lt Josh Mecimore

Summerwalk Circle Shooting Update

At 5:11 PM today, Chapel Hill Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill.  When officers arrived, they located three subjects who had been shot.  All three subjects were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chapel Hill Police Department has arrested Craig Stephen Hicks, 46 years of age, of Chapel Hill. Mr. Hicks has been charged with 3 counts of 1st Degree Murder for the murders of;

    Deah Shaddy Barakat 23 years of age of Chapel Hill,

    Yusor Mohammad 21 years of age of Chapel Hill, and

    Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha 19 years of age of Raleigh.

Mr. Hicks is currently being held in the Durham County Jail.