Arrest made in Chapel Hill apartment shooting

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Friday, July 15, 2022
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A Charlotte man was arrested in Raleigh on charges he shot and seriously injured a man in Chapel Hill.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Charlotte man was arrested in Raleigh on charges he shot and seriously injured a man in Chapel Hill.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex on Ashley Forest Road.

Investigators said Kemonnie Drequan Eason, 27, shot Elyjah Smith, 25.

Smith's roommate said the shooting happened following a heated argument, but it's unclear what that argument was about.

Eason is being held in the Wake County Detention Center on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm into an occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a felon and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Smith was taken to UNC Hospitals in critical condition. There's been no update on his condition released since the day of the shooting.