Police seek 2 suspects in Chapel Hill shooting
CHAPEL HILL -- Chapel Hill police are seeking two suspects in a shooting that occurred about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday on Pope Road.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on Pope Road, and found Kenneth Hardin, 45, suffering from gunshot wounds to his hand and his abdomen. He was taken to UNC Hospitals where he was treated and released.
Police say the shooting was not random. Warrants have been issued for two suspects in the shooting. Rahmil Ingram is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and two counts of assault by pointing a gun. Jamil Ingram is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, as well as other related conspiracy charges.
If you encounter these persons do not approach them, as they are considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information about this crime or the whereabouts of these individuals, call Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515. Citizens may also email tips/information to investigators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls to Crimestoppers are confidential and callers may be eligible for a cash reward.
Durham business owner accused of insurance fraud
RALEIGH — Earl Lin Pickett, 68, of 1215 Summerville Lane, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Pickett misrepresented and inflated the value of property that was stolen and damaged by gunfire during an armed robbery on Jan. 2 at one of his Durham convenience stores. Investigators accuse Pickett of filing an inflated property loss claim with Federated Insurance Company for which he was paid $33,323.51 more than he was entitled.
The Durham Police Department’s Warrant Squad arrested Pickett on Tuesday and he was placed under a $30,000 secured bond.