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Charges filed against suspect in Fayetteville police shooting

Posted August 25, 2010
Updated August 26, 2010

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— A Fayetteville man faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in a Monday night incident near Fayetteville State University, police said Wednesday.

Jamaal Demetrius Johnson, 21, of 115 Jasper St., is also charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police spokesman Dan Grubb said Officer David West was attempting to pull over a red Ford Mustang that was identified as being stolen shortly before 11 p.m. Monday on Murchison Road but that the driver refused to stop and turned onto Coley Drive in an attempt to flee.

West and the driver exchanged gunfire, Grubb said.

Johnson was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was being held in the Fayetteville jail under a $60,000 bond on Thursday.

West was not injured. The State Bureau of Investigation was investigating the incident – a standard procedure any time an officer is involved in a shooting.

FSU spokesman Jeff Womble said the officer-involved shooting had nothing to do with the school.


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  • truth.1979 Aug 27, 2010

    Why do we bother fighting terrorism in other countries when we have this problem in our on back yards. These criminals has put a huge dent in society by preventing our own people from walking out and feeling safe due to their violent acts for the need of money, drugs, etcs. I perfer calling these criminals terrorist. The government should work hard in fixing this problem. How can we help other countries when we suck and dealing with our own problems?

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  • Eastern N.C. Native Aug 25, 2010

    Throw away the key! Obviously he's no ideal citizen because he's already a convicted felon.

  • ccacrabbitdog Aug 25, 2010

    apparently someone on here hasn't been in a firefight.....just saying....

  • Just the facts mam Aug 25, 2010

    As long as he and other criminals like him are not in prison, they will continue to create more innocent victims. Judges need to start being more pro-active against crime by once the criminals get locked up, they are never released again. That way the also cannot procreate when they are behind bars either and create even more criminals.

  • joedavis Aug 25, 2010

    They need to spend more money on firing range training. In the words of the infamous Ted Nuugent " I prefer dead offenders not repeat offenders."

  • lrh07 Aug 25, 2010

    outback1967...I am with you on this....the people who make policy in NC are out of touch with reality....they have never been subjected to crime....they need to read the transcripts from the victim

  • outback1967 Aug 25, 2010

    By building more prisons in NC not only would it create more jobs and help out our economy but it would also get these people were they belong and keep our communities safe. Put more money into the Department of Corrections Budget so we can sweep the street clean of these rodents of society.