Aug. 20, 2019
David L. Perry, a veteran campus public safety official, is the new assistant vice chancellor and chief of UNC Police. Perry succeeds Jeff McCracken, who retired in July. Perry starts work Sept. 3. Perry has...Read More
April 16, 2019
The campus was rocked in mid-April by several of what University officials characterized as racist and anti-Semitic incidents. Two people were arrested for vandalism of art objects that involved racist graffiti; anti-Semitic posters were found...Read More
April 9, 2019
Two middle-of-the-night acts of vandalism against art objects on March 31 — including the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place — were “racist actions,” said Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz in a message to the campus...Read More
UNC police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide early Monday morning at the James T. Hedrick Building on Friday Center Drive about three miles from the main campus.
Campus police received a call at 7:41 a.m. reporting shots being fired near the Hedrick Building, which houses administrative offices for the UNC Health Care system. Officers found two individuals dead in the adjacent parking area, the victims of gunshot wounds.
The victims were identified as Shennel R. McCrimon McKendall, 37, and Randy Leverne McKendall, 34, both of the same address in Pittsboro. The victims were married and reportedly estranged. Police said that Shennel McKendall was reporting to work at the Hedrick Building employment office and, as she was walking to the building, an altercation ensued with Randy McKendall.
Randy McKendall then allegedly shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the weapon as a nine-millimeter handgun.
Counselors were made available for co-workers and other employees who work in the Hedrick Building, UNC Health Care officials reported. The employment office was closed shortly afterward.
The Hedrick Building is adjacent to the University’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center about one-fourth mile from the Friday Center for Continuing Education.