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Shooting/Death Investigation

Post Date:03/20/2020 9:37 AM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE           Contact:  Sgt. J. Glass, Public Information Officer

Date: March 18, 2020             Phone: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888       OCA 2020-006894           


Shooting/Death Investigation


(Fayetteville, NC) – At approximately 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department were dispatched to an address along the 100 block of Nelson Avenue in reference to a shooting investigation.


Upon arrival, the residence was empty, but officers found evidence of a shooting. Shortly after, two male victims arrived at area hospitals, both with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. A third male gunshot victim was being transported by a privately owned vehicle, but was intercepted by emergency medical personnel. He was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.


Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit are investigating the shooting.


The identities of all victims are currently being withheld.


Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is asked to contact Detective C. Crews at (910) 433-1443 or 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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