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Fayetteville police arrest suspect in child's shooting

Posted May 20, 2009
Updated May 21, 2009

— Fayetteville police arrested a man in a shooting that happened Tuesday night on Suzanne Street.

Phillip Lawson, 21, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, shooting into occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

Police allege Lawson shot two people – a 9-year-old child and a 19-year-old man – near 302 Suzanne St. at about 7 p.m.

The child was in stable condition Wednesday, recovering from a wound to the head. Anthony Dewayne Hair, 19, of 125 Salmon Drive, was grazed in the cheek by a bullet and has been treated and released.

Police did not provide any additional information.


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  • Just the facts mam May 20, 2009

    Will probably claim Self defense from the 9 year old...

  • purplepat777 May 20, 2009

    Thankfully he's not from Durham; maybe he won't get probation as is seemingly so common in Durham.

  • Fredrick Bimmell May 20, 2009

    What a coward