The News & Observer

An 18-year-old Raleigh man was charged with assault Wednesday in connection with a shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man who sought help on the campus of St. Augustine’s University.

Omari Fujah Williams, whose address was listed as 10810 Oliver Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and booked into the Wake County Detention Center on $250,000 bail.

Police said Williams shot Damarian Henderson, who was taken to WakeMed Raleigh hospital with what they said were non-life-threatening injuries.

A St. Augustine’s University employee called 911 at 1:06 a.m. to say that a young man had walked up to the information booth and said he had been shot. The caller, whose name was not released, said the man had been shot in the back of the head but was alert and walking around.

The man told the St. Aug’s employee that he had been shot on State Street, across from the school gymnasium, and that he didn’t know where the shot had come from, according to a recording of the 911 call released Wednesday.

School officials would not say if Henderson was a St. Aug’s student.

Raleigh police said later that the shooting resulted from a dispute among “people who know each other” and was not a random attack.

The school was put on lockdown from the time campus officials learned about the incident until about 4:30 a.m., a spokeswoman said.

Police also charged Nicholas Braxton Dennis, 19, of 13200 Townfield Drive with misdemeanor larceny. That charge stemmed from information detectives got while investigating the shooting, police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.

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