“It feels like a fairly random crime,”
I have a lot of respect for new Chapel Hill police chief, Brian Curran. He has worked for the force for nearly 30 years. But I would not characterize this as a random crime.
Unpredictable, given the low homicide rate in Chapel Hill? Yes. Shocking given the victim’s apparent low risk behavior, and the high risk behavior of the offender? Definitely.
But not random.