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Elderly man found dead in Fayetteville was shot in leg

Posted July 26, 2011

— An elderly man found deceased inside his car Monday in Fayetteville had been shot in the leg, police said Tuesday.

Shortly before 5 p.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Orlando Street, near Burnett Avenue, about a suspicious vehicle. They found the body of August Allen Hosack, 71, inside his 1994, dark blue Ford Taurus.

Police said he died from injuries associated with being shot once in the leg. They have reclassified the case from a suspicious death to a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 910-549-7326 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS.


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  • Rebelyell55 Jul 26, 2011

    I'm sure with a little bit of work they'll find out more on this.

  • dgcreech Jul 26, 2011

    71 year old man .. shot (for any reason) is just wrong. Sad situation, prayers for the family.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jul 26, 2011

    What in the world!!!

    Praying for those who loved this old fella. Poor thing, to die alone like that.

  • 007KnightRider Jul 26, 2011

    So sad! My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Jul 26, 2011

    How sad!

  • OneLove Jul 26, 2011

    Aww! How awful! The bullet must have hit a femoral artery. So sad he couldn't make it to the hospital, 911, or some sort of help. Praying for the family -

  • Scubagirl Jul 26, 2011

    how sad!