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Death Investigation

Post Date:08/26/2019 4:18 PM

Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                      

Contact: Lt.G.Womble, Public Information Officer

Date: August 25, 2019                       

Phone: (910) 916-2764          


Death Investigation


(Fayetteville, NC) – On Friday, August 23, 2019, at approximately 11:23 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Danish Drive in reference to reports of a shooting. It was reported that at least one subject was shot at a residence on Danish Drive.

Officers arrived on scene and located a female victim inside the residence unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and the victim was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition. The female victim was later transported to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

Late in the evening, on August 24, 2019 the female subject was pronounced deceased at UNC Medical Center. 

Next of kin notification has been made. The female victim has been identified as B/F Chakita Jones, 25 years old.

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit are actively investigating this incident.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.



Anyone with information regarding this death investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Arnold with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 824-9539 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, 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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