According to the Chapel Hill Police Department, a Mebane resident is being charged in a shooting incident that took place the afternoon of Friday, February 19 in Orange County.
CHPD identified 21-year-old Jermaine Malik Jahquan Chance, as the suspect in the shooting death of another 21-year-old man, Chapel Hill resident Dearie William Bourne. The incident reportedly took place at the Camelot Village Apartments on Estes Drive, adjacent to the University Place Mall just after 2:30 p.m. on February 19. The police indicated that Chance broke into Bourne’s residence at the Camelot Village Apartments and discharged a firearm, firing multiple shots into the apartment and killing Bourne.
Chance, who is currently in the custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at the Orange County Jail in Hillsborough under no bond, is being charged with a wide range of felonies, including first-degree murder, larceny, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and breaking and entering. The police do not believe the breaking and entering and shooting are random, and that the suspect likely knew the murder victim.
Chance has a lengthy arrest record according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, including Assault on Female in the summer of 2018, along with multiple counts of larceny, attempting breaking and entering and larceny of motor vehicles, and misdemeanor breaking and entering in the fall of 2016.