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Police arrest 2nd Durham man in Chapel Hill apartment shooting

Keiland Harris
Keiland Harris

Police arrested a second man Thursday in connection with a shooting that injured a man on Forsyth Drive last month.

Keiland Jamal Harris, 25, of 3014 Glenwood Drive in Durham, was charged May 5 with attempted first-degree murder and felony conspiracy, police reported.

Harris turned himself in on the charges, a Hillsborough Police Department official said. He is being held in the Orange County Jail under a $250,000 bond. His first appearance in court was Monday.

Rahmil Dimitris Ingram, 23, of 2507 S. Roxboro St., Apt. 6, Durham, also was charged in the case last week with attempted first-degree murder, weapon possession by a felon and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to a police report.

He also is being held in the Orange County Jail, under a $400,000 secured bond.

Reports show multiple gunshots were fired into an apartment at 106 Forsyth Drive, off Legion Road in eastern Chapel Hill, around 3:15 a.m. April 25. Bullets went through the building’s walls, Assistant District Attorney Jeff Nieman said; one hit the victim, Tyrone Riggsbee Jr., 26, in the neck.

Riggsbee was concious and alert when emergency responders arrived, Nieman said, but was “bleeding profusely.” He told officers that Harris shot him, Nieman said. Shell casings found at the scene will be tested, he said.

Another bullet was in Riggsbee’s neck when he arrived at UNC Hospitals. His condition was not available.

Witnesses told police that Harris and Ingram had come by the apartment several times that day asking if Riggsbee was home, Nieman said. Witnesses also told police they saw a Ruger 380-caliber handgun in the cupholder of Ingram’s car, Nieman said. A police search later found a similar handgun.

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb

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