Police investigate 16-year-old shot in abdomen

February 25, 2008 7:17:13 PM PST
Chapel Hill officers investigate teen shot.

On Monday around 6:00 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a reported shooting in the 100 block of Johnson Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The victim was transported to UNC Hospitals and his condition is unknown.

Investigators charged 17-year-old David Earl Ellis, Jr. with attempted 1st Degree Murder in the shooting.

Ellis is being held in the Orange County jail under a $200,000 secured bond. Ellis will have his first appearance in court Tuesday in Hillsborough.


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