Police make arrest in Fayetteville teen's shooting death
Posted July 18, 2013
Updated July 19, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.