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Police make arrest in Fayetteville teen's shooting death

Posted July 18, 2013
Updated July 19, 2013

— Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday night in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Ashton Foxx at an apartment complex in Fayetteville.

Tabari Ali Hashim faces one count of first-degree murder. He was taken into custody at his home on Greenock Avenue in Fayetteville shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Police responded to an emergency call at the Reserve at Carrington apartments, in the 4200 block of Tatum Drive, around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and found Foxx critically injured. He died at the hospital hours later.

Hashim was in the Cumberland County jail late Thursday under no bond and he will make his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

Investigators said Foxx, a student and basketball player at Westover High School, was shot during a fight among people who were attending a pool party at the apartment complex's clubhouse. 

A neighbor said he saw between 50 and 100 people scatter following the shooting and that he saw two cars leave the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that lead to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • dancerdot Jul 22, 2013

    Man's inhumanity to man.... so sad. Mom did the right thing! She told her son that nothing good happens after 12 at night. Lesson to be learned is leave at the first sign of evil even if it is before 12:30 at night. My prayers for everyone's loss.

  • burlinablack Jul 19, 2013

    Where is the outrage?!?

  • 678devilish Jul 19, 2013

    50 and 100 people scatter following the shooting a

    With that many people attending a party, you wonder why cops was not around are called. So sad that some have to resort to shooting and killing someone, then face prison behind bars. Its not worth it people.

  • scvmcdoc Jul 19, 2013

    Capt. Obvious......LOL

  • Capt. Obvious Jul 19, 2013

    If this man would have just stayed in his car, this would have never happend.

  • Hans Jul 19, 2013

    Where is the presidential speech on this young man?? Where's the rally?? where's the TM fans? I guess it just not the same... hmm wonder why? - Steel.Princess
    July 19, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    Because there's no agenda to push here. Non of these people give a hoot about Trayvon or any other black youth. It's all about the agenda.

  • Bartmeister Jul 19, 2013

    No real surprises here. Glad they caught the murderer. Sorry alleged murderer.