3 more NCCU students arrested in connection with campus shooting, armed robbery incident

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
3 more NCCU students arrested in connection with campus shooting
The NCCU student who was shot at Lawson Street Residence Hall is now charged in an armed robbery conspiracy.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Three North Carolina Central University students turned themselves in to authorities on Tuesday in connection with an April 2 shooting incident on campus

Jayiana Mitchell, E'Rico Hill, and Keyatta Carmichael voluntarily surrendered to NCCU Police and were charged with conspiring to commit armed robbery.

Hill was also the person shot that night at Lawson Street Residence Hall. He was hospitalized for his injuries and has since been released.

The school was placed on lockdown that night, and a campus alert was issued warning those in the area of an "armed and dangerous person."

Durham Police Department officers closed two blocks of Lawson Street for approximately two hours while investigating.

In all, six students have been arrested in connection to the incident.

On April 12, campus police arrested and charged Shazyah Bell and Paris Amos each with conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Another student, Eric Randall, was arrested April 10.

NCCU Police said more arrests "are anticipated."

One student told ABC11 on Tuesday that she went home to Texas in March because she didn't feel safe on campus

London Redmond is in her first year at NCCU and is transferring to a school back home.

Redmond was back on campus to take exams. She wasn't in town when the shooting at Lawson -- her dorm -- happened.

"I have no choice but to take my exams so I've just got to deal with," Redmond said. "I left campus March 9, so three weeks before and I did not return."

Redmond said she doesn't feel like student safety is valued here.

"Just because of the unsafeness that I felt like with the school, was like, I don't want to be a part of it," she said. "I think the school just has to revamp and get more security. I think a different foundation, a different approach."

She said she gets the impression that some students are not here to learn

"A lot of students chalk it up as, hey you know things happen, we're safe and it didn't happen to us," Redmond said. "The fact that our group ... there are people amongst us who have this mindset of wanting to harm another student or wanting to rob ...it's just scary."

NCCU did not respond to an ABC11 request for comment.

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