Gina V. Hawkins
Chief of Police
Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer
Date: January 10, 2019
Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487
(Fayetteville, NC) – On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at approximately 7:28 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the 5600 block of Mesa Drive reference a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived in the area and located a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition, where he succumbed to injuries sustained during the shooting. The name of the victim is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The homicide does not appear to be random at this point in the investigation. Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit are actively investigating the homicide and request anyone with information contact them.
Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information submitted to Crimestoppers that leads to an arrest.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective W. Lee with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 973-3638 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org 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.