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Fayetteville man shoots stepson over mowing the lawn

Posted May 11, 2015

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— A 20-year-old man was shot by his stepdad Monday afternoon after an argument over mowing the lawn, Fayetteville police said.

The incident happened at about 12:20 p.m. on the 4500 block of Turquoise Road. The victim, Winston Adams, was shot in the lower back and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was last listed in fair condition.

Wilbert Lawrence Faison, 62, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He remained in the Cumberland County jail Monday under a $100,000 bond.

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  • Lightfoot Williams May 12, 2015
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    Given the gazillions of RESPONSIBLE gun owners that you never here about in the news, I'd say the existence of responsible gun owners is a reality. Now, if you want to talk myths, let's discuss gods and religions! :)

  • Mark Cline May 12, 2015
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    I didn't see a mention of this in the Fayetteville Observer. Other news outlets give no more information than this. Some, a lot less.

    Move along. Nothing to see here.

  • Abrams Tanker May 12, 2015
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    Perhaps this guy wasn't a "responsible" gun owner. Perhaps he is a felon who shouldn't have had possession of a gun at all. Perhaps the gun is stolen or maybe it belongs to the neighbor and it was borrowed. I'd be will to bet that perhaps you are jumping to conclusions and defaming responsible gun owners and really don't factually know what you are talking about.

  • Abrams Tanker May 12, 2015
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    What is the punishment for not taking out the trash?

  • Mark Cline May 12, 2015
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    What do you mean "myth of the responsible gun owner?" Are you implying that there is no such person? If so, I, and many other responsible gun owners, take offense at your implication.

    As has been stated by other, more reasoned, posters. We know nothing of what transpired here.

  • Abrams Tanker May 12, 2015
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    Come on Kimberly, the media ALWAYS gives all the facts......hehehehe

  • Kimberly Crowe May 12, 2015
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    My friend goes by and cut his parent's grass all the time due to their medical condition. So he does not have to be staying there and if he is staying there its probably for a good reason. Also, the media does not give all the facts. The only people who know the truth is God, the stepdad, and stepson. So stop judging and being quick to call someone a t hug.

  • Matt Wood May 12, 2015
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    Wow, commenters on this board need their own jump to conclusions mat...

  • Mike Watson May 12, 2015
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    I live in Durham and I mow the lawn.

  • James Kirby May 12, 2015
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    What?!? Definitely would like to know more of this story. This is crazy

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