Suspect in shooting of 1-year-old girl appears in court

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The man arrested in the shooting of a one-year-old girl in Chapel Hill on Christmas appeared in court Monday and was ordered to not have contact with the victim’s family.


According to Chapel Hill Police, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 751 Trinity Court just before 5:45 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers learned that shots had been fired from a vehicle that was leaving the complex.

Police said the one-year-old girl was located at the scene and transported to UNC Hospitals. The child, identified as Maleah Williams, underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.

RELATED: GoFundMe setup for Maleah

Shaquille Oneill Davis, 22, was arrested just before noon Sunday by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force, Chapel Hill Police said.

Davis appeared in court via video feed on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The judge added two conditions Monday to Davis’s $650,000 bond.

He must not have any contact with the victim or the victim’s family and he cannot possess a firearm.

He is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 4 in relation to the Dec.25 shooting.

Davis is scheduled to appear in Orange County court Jan. 15, 2016 on five unrelated charges ranging from drug possession/selling to probation violations.

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