Suspect in Chapel Hill shooting turns himself in

tgrubb@newsobserver.comJanuary 28, 2014 

— Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Chapel Hill man Monday in connection with a shooting Friday on West Rosemary Street.

Dennis Junious Clark, 23, is charged with attempted first-degree murder. He is being held in the Orange County Jail under a $500,000 bail. His last known address was Ashley Forest Road in Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill police Sgt. Josh Mecimore said.

Clark is accused of shooting another man multiple times around 6:30 p.m. Friday in a downtown parking lot beside Tate Realty and Construction Co. and Legacy Cuts hair salon, 342 W. Rosemary St.

Mecimore said the victim was inside a car when he was shot.

Clark turned himself in at the jail around 12:30 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s officials said.

“I guess they’d been communicating with family and he decided turned himself in,” Mecimore said.

Chapel Hill investigators went to Hillsborough on Monday evening to obtain warrants for a woman connected with the case, according to police radio communications. Mecimore said he did not have immediate information about other people who may be involved.

The male victim, whose name was not immediately released, was not a UNC student, Chapel Hill police spokesman Lt. Kevin Gunter said. He was taken to UNC Hospitals for treatment of his injuries, Gunter said.

Police investigators worked into the night Friday collecting evidence, including several items near a black Honda Accord parked in front of the salon. Police later towed the car. They issued an arrest warrant Saturday afternoon for Clark.

Correspondent Thomas Hartwell contributed to this report.

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