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Report: Hazing still a possibility in Charlotte man’s 2012 death

CARRBORO – Police are still considering the possibility that hazing was involved in the October 2012 death of a UNC freshman from Charlotte, according to a report in the Daily Tar Heel.

In its story, the Daily Tar Heel reported that police Chief Walter Horton wrote an email to town staff, saying police have received little information from the Chi Phi fraternity and others at the university in connection with the death of David Shannon.

Shannon died after falling 40 feet from machinery at the Ready Mixed Concrete Plant in Carrboro.

In its story, the Daily Tar Heel quoted Horton as saying in an interview, “I’m not going to say it is (hazing). That’s one of the things that could come out of the investigation.”

Shannon, a Myers Park High School graduate, was a pledge with the Chi Phi fraternity. The fraternity’s president, Ross Masters, said Shannon was not being hazed on the night of his death.

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