5th person arrested in fatal Chapel Hill shooting

Denzel Lamont Spikes (Credit: Chapel Hill Police Department)

Police said the fifth person wanted in connection with a fatal Chapel Hill shooting was arrested in South Carolina on Thursday.

Denzel Lamont Spikes, 23, of Shelby, was arrested in Lexington, S.C., and is awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

Spikes is the last to be apprehended for the double shooting that left one person dead and another injured Tuesday night.

It happened shortly before 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Jackie Robinson Street near Adelaide Walters Street, and near Legion Road.

Malik Devon Brown-Burnette, 18, of Chapel Hill, was killed. The other victim, 18-year-old Tanner Cobb of Chapel Hill, is in stable condition and still being treated.

Malik Devon Brown Burnette


The following people were also arrested for the shooting: Laquida Shuntae Poston, 26, of Shelby; Ranaire Lewis II, 22, of Shelby; Thomas Oliver, 30, of Gastonia; and Jalen Raekwon Hackney, 18, of Burlington.

All five suspects are facing first-degree murder charges and attempted murder charges. They also face robbery and accessory charges.

There is a vigil planned for the victims Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. on Jackie Robinson Street.

All suspects, except for Spikes, are being held at the Orange County Jail without bond. Their next court date is set for August 15.

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