Police release photo of man who prompted UNC campus alert

From staff reportsNovember 21, 2012 

Surveillance photo of suspect in Chapel Hill incident Nov. 14, 2012

— Police released a security-camera picture of a man who they say fired a shot outside a Franklin Street store Nov. 14 and caused a security alert at the University of North Carolina.

The fuzzy photo, distributed Tuesday, shows a black man wearing a puffy, light-colored coat with a fur color.

The suspect, who police said is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, is shown walking into the Walgreens drug store at 108 E. Franklin St. Police did not provide other distinguishing characteristics, such as the suspect’s weight, skin tone or hair color.

Police said the man assaulted two women near The Library, a bar at 120 E. Franklin St. at about 2 a.m., then produced a handgun and fired one shot.

No one was hit by the shot, and no one was hospitalized.

Police asked that anyone who can help them locate the man call them at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest. You can also leave tips on the Crime Stoppers website.

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