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Fayetteville police make arrest in bouncer's fatal shooting

Posted July 21, 2009
Updated August 11, 2009

— Fayetteville police have made an arrest in a shooting that killed one man and injured another on July 12.

Avery Dennill Peterson, 25, of 3957 Rosehill Road, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with the first degree murder of Christopher Clark, 27, of 2570 Cumberland Creek Road, as well as the attempted first degree murder of Dominic Tearry, 24. 

Police said their investigation revealed Clark, a club bouncer, was shot while in the parking lot of the Tallywood Shopping Center with a bullet that was intended for Tearry. Tearry, a club patron, received a minor wound to his lower leg.

Peterson was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond.


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  • working for deadbeats Jul 23, 2009

    Oh wow, another one.

  • mrcritic Jul 22, 2009

    It's a crazy thing that I own two guns that are handled responsibly.. and they've never harmed anyone. People kill People!

  • jlcoaxum Jul 22, 2009

    Christopher Clark was a Senior Airman in the 53 Aerial Port Squadron, my Squadron, out at Pope AFB. He was kind hard working and compassionate. He also had quit and wasn't supposed to work that night. He was supposed to go out with some of the Squadron members....this is terrible.

  • Sidekick Jul 22, 2009

    Landshark - So take my guns away and let the criminals that get guns illegal know I don't have a gun and guess what happens. I will protect me and mine, with my guns if necessary, but I will not go out on the town and have a gun stuck down my pants. Can you see the difference?

  • Every Good Boy Does Fine Jul 22, 2009

    Gun control? I have carried a permitted gun in my right pocket for many years and haven't fired a shot at anyone. It's right there every day when I'm standing next to you in the checkout line. It harms no one.

    Before this thug had a gun he was hitting people with rocks and sticks. You cannot keep him from getting a gun. You can only try to keep me from getting one so that I will make an easier victim. Time to grow up.

    Remember, when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

  • NCStatePack Jul 22, 2009

    landshark, do you honestly believe this guy got his gun legally?

    Furthermore, gun rights do not include the right to kill others.

    Also, your grammar makes it extremely hard to understand your argument. Just sayin...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 22, 2009

    Hope he gets used to looking at concrete walls. That's all he will ever see again. The Death Penalty would be perfect for him..... if we actually had one in NC. (sarcasm)

  • concerncitizen Jul 22, 2009

    Some folks are so stupid! Why don't you folks with all your hate just go away! Don't you realize most people don't want to he or read the hate coming from your dirty mouth! He's pure right to bare arms American killer! No other society in the world wants anything to do with him! He's just what you ignorant people want! He has his gun and he is exercising him rights to kill whom ever he likes!

    If you had and any sense you would have noticed a innocent man was killed! This fool killed someone who was working for a living. This is just one of the reason decant reasonable people want gun control. This is my greatest fear with fools like him having guns. We or some other pool soul will be out doing what we need to do, obeying all the laws and end up dead!

    Find somewhere else to spread your hate!!!!!!!!!! Please!

  • Poposgal Jul 22, 2009

    Great Job FPD for getting one more thug off our streets! Now let's see if our lovely Cumb County Court System can do their job and keep him behind bars!!!