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Bystander killed during robbery outside Fayetteville nightclub

Posted August 30, 2013

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— A Raeford man died early Friday when he was hit by a stray bullet during a robbery outside a Fayetteville nightclub, police said.

Derrick Maurice Morrisey, 37, was walking a woman to her car in the crowded parking lot of Chief’s 25 Plus as the club at 612 W. Rowan St. was closing for the night when he happened upon a robbery. The robbers and victims exchanged gunfire, and Morrisey was shot in the chest and killed, police said.

"We believe that Mr. Morrisey is truly an innocent victim of the crime," Assistant Police Chief Charles Kimble said. "It's a shame because he was trying to do the right thing."

Morrisey, who had a lengthy criminal record, was trying to get his life together and get a barber's license, according to his grandmother, with whom he lived.

"After he got out this last time (in 2011), he said, 'Grandma, I ain't gonna get in no more trouble.' I said, 'Well, please don't," Muriel Maynor said.

He is survived by a 9-year-old daughter.

Chief's 25 Plus club in Fayetteville Fayetteville club where man killed not known for violence

Investigators have no suspects in the robbery or shooting, but they said they were looking for a black SUV and and black-and-silver Hyundai, both of which left the area immediately after the shooting and were seen heading north on Bragg Boulevard.

Chief's 25 Plus isn't known as a haven for crime, Kimble said. The private club's owner has no tolerance for trouble or slobs, requiring patrons to tuck their shirts, prohibiting saggy pants and barring anyone younger than 25 from entering.

"We know that this club has been around for a while. It has a good reputation," Kimble said.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the gunman is asked to call detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • stymieindurham Aug 30, 2013

    Don't you just get so sick of reading about these senseless deaths? It WILL NOT stop or slow down until they system starts severly punishing those who commit gun crimes.

  • stanleygstevens2 Aug 30, 2013

    We should provide every adult in Fayetteville a gun. Within a few years there would be no more crime ! Because they would have ALL killed each other.

  • stymieindurham Aug 30, 2013

    junkmail5 - To answer your questions, Nope, Nope, Nope and Nope. My argument is some left-winger trying to make this a CCW issue. Which, it is not!!!

  • Obamacare for everyone Aug 30, 2013

    Did any of them point out to you the shooting happened OUTSIDE a bar, not INSIDE one?

    Did any point out police don't even know who did it, so they'd have no idea who had a permit for what?

    Did any point out having a permit or not is irrelevant if you're already in the middle of another felony as these robbers were?
    junkmail5

    I was just making a blanket statement that there are other news sites which typically have more information than WRAL. I didn't actually check any of them.

  • IRISH281 Aug 30, 2013

    AIRBORNE DADDY...It is the gangs, or is it Soldiers coming back from tours not getting assistance with their PTSD and going over the edge?

    Do you really have to ask this question? If you live in FAY then you know it is the criminals that rule the streets. I don't know what type of affiliation you have with the military, if any, but they do offer the soldiers the proper care that they need. These folks just need to seek help.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 30, 2013

    And even if it was a CCW holder ,robbing a bar would still be illegal, so blabber's argument would be moot. Criminal acts are performed by criminals, whether seasoned or first timers. Criminals alike. And trolls are trolls

  • junkmail5 Aug 30, 2013

    stymieindurham, there are some other news sites with more information than this one.
    Obamacare for everyone

    Did any of them point out to you the shooting happened OUTSIDE a bar, not INSIDE one?

    Did any point out police don't even know who did it, so they'd have no idea who had a permit for what?

    Did any point out having a permit or not is irrelevant if you're already in the middle of another felony as these robbers were?

  • bombayrunner Aug 30, 2013

    there are still people alive in fayettville?

  • Obamacare for everyone Aug 30, 2013

    stymieindurham, there are some other news sites with more information than this one.

  • stymieindurham Aug 30, 2013

    "I thought CCP holders weren't allowed to bring guns into bars until October 1st?"
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    Is this your left-wing rant or did you read something I didn't? I didn't see where this was a CCP issue. Try identifying "and describing" the occupants of the two vehicles. Then try your CCP line!!!!

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