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Fayetteville man charged in Friday night shootings

Posted May 9

Robert Anthony Jackson, 32, of the 300 block of Harrison Street, was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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— A Fayetteville man is facing multiple charges in connection with two Friday night shootings.

Fayetteville police said officers responded to the Cape Fear Deli at 3360 Village Drive just after 11:30 p.m. in response to a report of a man firing a handgun in the parking lot.

Authorities said that the man, identified as Robert Anthony Jackson, attempted to fire a black revolver three times before it finally fired. He then tried to engage bystanders in a fight before fleeing in a black Cadillac Escalade police said.

A few minutes later, officers responded to a report of shots fired near a Kangaroo Gas Station at 1764 Ireland Drive. Authorities said an intoxicated man went into the store and began arguing with a customer. Upon leaving, the man fired a revolver into the business before fleeing.

Nobody was injured in either incident.

On Saturday morning, officers spotted a black Cadillac Escalade that matched the description of the car from both incidents and arrested Jackson as he entered the vehicle.

Jackson, 32, of the 300 block of Harrison Street, was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities said Jackson has a lengthy criminal history in Fayetteville and New York. He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $160,000 secured bond.

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