An arrest has been made pertaining to the shooting of John Borek, a UNC Charlotte student.

Police have arrested Devaughn Johnson, 17, a Mallard Creek High School student in connection with the shooting.

Authorities say Johnson shot Borek over an incident involving drugs.

UNC Charlotte Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker responded to the scene of the shooting within 30 minutes. Campus police is continuing to monitor the situation, he says, to determine the outcome.

After the incident Baker received questions as to why he did not alert the campus about the shooting.

“Based on the investigation the campus community is not in any danger,” said Baker. “We knew that [Borek] was called to The Flats and then [the shooter] left The Flats following the incident. I don’t want to alarm the campus with a shooting that doesn’t pertain to them.”

Borek’s condition at Carolinas Medical Center is stable and he is expected to recover.

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Eden Creamer was the Editor-in-Chief for the Niner Times from May 2013 through April 2015. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2015, receiving her degree in Communication Studies with minors in English, Journalism and Women's Studies. She now does freelance proofing, copywriting and design in the Charlotte area, and can be reached at edencreamer@gmail.com

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