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Fayetteville police investigating homicide

Posted August 23, 2012
Updated August 24, 2012

— Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Thursday afternoon in Fayetteville.

A fight broke out between Marcus Atherton, 36, and several people on School Street before 2 p.m., and Atherton then fled on foot towards Link Street, where he collapsed, police said.

He later died as a result of the blows he received during the fight, they said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483- 8477.


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  • halfpint1552 Aug 24, 2012

    And how is it that Rocky Mount, NC is the 55th dangerous city in America and Fayetteville doesn't even make the list?

  • Just Plain Common Sense Aug 23, 2012

    Too many. It is dangerous to walk, exercise, go oitside your own door and God forbid going to wally world or a convenience store. Stupid...

  • mfarmer1 Aug 23, 2012

    So how many murders in Fayetteville, nc does that make? I lost count.