Fayetteville chief concerned about safety in search for slaying suspects
Posted September 3, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock issued a warning Tuesday that the men who gunned down a 27-year-old father of two after kidnapping him from a gas station could pose a threat to the public and police officers.
"I'm certainly concerned for the community, but I'm also concerned for my police officers," Medlock said. "I believe if one of our officers happens to encounter one of these individuals, certainly they will take – the bad guys will take – whatever advantage they can to get away."
Police are searching for three men who robbed Errol Williams early Sunday at a Bragg Boulevard Kangaroo, forced him into his car and shot and killed him just blocks away.
After surveillance images and video from the gas station were released, investigators believe those same men returned to the store Sunday afternoon to steal the surveillance equipment there. They also robbed two customers, police said.
In both instances, the men drove away in a gray or silver Kia Sportage. They should be considered armed and dangerous.
"I'm kind of worried," said Cumberland County resident Brian Lewis. "Folks have been getting more and more rowdy around here and the police are trying to do what they can do, but they can only do so much."
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest and callers can remain confidential.