Durham woman charged in Chapel Hill motel murder

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A 19-year-old Durham woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a murder that occurred over the weekend at a Chapel Hill motel, police said Wednesday morning.

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Alexis Shenell Joyner, 19, was arrested on Tuesday in Charlotte by members of the U.S. Marshals Service following a police pursuit, police said.


According to authorities, Edward Young III was shot at the Red Roof Inn motel, which is located at 5623 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., around 1:20 a.m. Sunday. He was transported to Duke University Hospital where he then died from his injuries.


Joyner has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting at the Red Roof Inn.

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Joyner was located in the 4000 block of Colebrook Road. The Marshals Service saw the woman getting into the rear passenger seat of a vehicle and they attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle led authorities on a three-mile pursuit.

The chase ended in the 2000 block of Dunlavin Way when the vehicle crashed into a tree and Joyner ran from the vehicle. She was caught after a short foot chase and arrested.

Joyner is being held in the Orange County Jail under no bond.

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