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Lexington man found in Fayetteville home was shot in head

Posted September 16, 2013

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—  A Lexington man found dead inside a Fayetteville home nearly three months ago died of a gunshot wound to his head, according to an autopsy report released Monday by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The report indicated that a bullet entered the back left side of the head of Arturo Omar Walker, 36, and exited the front right side.

There were also chop wounds to Walker's right leg, which medical examiners believe were likely made after he died.

Walker's sister found his body inside a house at 4522 Ruby Road on the morning of June 26. The autopsy report indicates he was found in a garbage can.

Authorities haven't released a motive for Walker's death, but police have charged Solomon Butler, 24, with first-degree murder in the case.

Butler, whose last known address was 4522 Ruby Road, was injured in a shootout with officers investigating Walker's death.

He also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police have not said how Walker and Butler might have known each other.

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  • junkmail5 Sep 16, 2013

    A Lexington man found dead inside a Fayetteville home nearly three months ago died of a gunshot wound to his head, according to an autopsy report released Monday

    It took 3 months to figure that out?