Chapel Hill News

February 19, 2014

Police say man hurt in struggle inside Chapel Hill house is charged with burglary

Chapel Hill police said a man who they believe entered a house early Wednesday was discovered by residents and injured in a struggle before he got out and police stopped him

Chapel Hill police said Wednesday they would charge a 21-year-old Durham man with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon in a home invasion in which a shot was fired.

Maalik Antonio Burris of 305 Snow Crest Trail was named in warrants listing first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and injury to personal property, police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Walker said.

About 12:30 a.m., Walker said, police rushed to a burglary call on Cotton Street, saw a man running from the house and chased him down.

Burris had struggled with residents of the house when they discovered he was there, Walker said, and he was hurt before he got out.

A shot went off during the struggle, Walker said, but it did hit anyone.

Orange County EMS took Burris to UNC Hospitals, and Walker said officers would arrest him when he was released.

One of the people in the house told police he was a UNC student, and Chapel Hill police alerted campus police of that, Walker said, but they did not verify the man’s status.

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