2 Arrested For Sept Shooting In CH, Police Searching For 3rd Suspect

By Rachel Nash Posted February 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

CHAPEL HILL - Two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting on Pope Road in Chapel Hill that sent one man to the hospital were arrested Saturday in Hillsborough after a more than four-month search. Police said a third suspect remains on the loose.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at a residence off Pope Road. Kenneth Hardin, 45, suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and his abdomen. He was transported to UNC Hospitals where he was treated and released. The police investigation revealed that the shooting was not a random act.

Sergeant Bryan Walker, of the Chapel Hill Police Department, said that brothers Rahmil Ingram and Jahmil Ingram were arrested Saturday by Hillsborough Police at the Gateway Apartments.

“Before 10 p.m., Hillsborough Police notified us that the believed they had found two of the subjects in an apartment in Hillsborough. Our officers responded, and as they arrived there, Hillsborough officers were taking the two suspects into custody with out incident,” Walker said.

Pope Road Shooting

Photo Courtesy Chapel Hill PD

Rahmil Ingram is facing charges of 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 facing charges of Assault with first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, as well as other related conspiracy charges.

Both are being held in the Orange County Jail. Jahmil Ingram is under a $30,300 bond, and Rahmil Ingram is under a $495,500 bond.

“I really can’t give any more information about how they were located, not because I can’t say but because I don’t know what information led them [Hillsborough Police] to that apartment. Whatever lead they got paid off,” Walker said.

In October of last year, police added Jaheem Watson as a third suspect in the shooting.

Watson is wanted for first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, as well as other related conspiracy charges.

“Jaheem Rashard Watson is still wanted. He, like the Ingrams were, is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone knows of his whereabouts or sees him, they shouldn’t approach him,” Walker said.

Jaheem Rashard Watson

If you have any information, call 911, the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760, or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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