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Aggravated Assault Investigation

Post Date:02/12/2018 7:00 AM



Detectives Seek Assistance Identifying Subjects in Assault Investigation


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department Aggravated Assault Unit are investigating an assault that occurred at the Kangaroo Gas Station, located at 1208 Bragg Boulevard, on February 7, 2018 at approximately 11:40 pm.


The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and a suspect(s) were involved in an altercation when the victim was physically assaulted and received multiple injuries to the face and head. The victim is currently at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. The victim has been identified as Leon Cummings (W/M, 73 years of age) of the 5900 block of Lakeway Drive.


Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Aggravated Assault Unit have obtained a surveillance image of two persons of interest in this case and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying them. The persons of interest are believed to have information pertinent to the investigation and FPD Detectives are encouraging them to contact Detectives.



Assault 1 Assault 2


Detectives with the FPD’s Aggravated Assault Unit are actively investigating the aggravated assault and additional information will be released as it becomes available. 


Anyone with information regarding this assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective T. Aughburns with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 703-1166 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.


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