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Man charged in Pine Forest player's death

Posted December 20, 2011

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— Police on Tuesday arrested a Fayetteville man in connection with a July shooting that killed a Pine Forest High School football standout.

Michael Anthony McArthur, 20, of Vesper Lane, was charged with first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

Officers were called to Club Ciroc, at 6323 Raeford Road, on July 2 after shots were fired outside the nightclub. A man was wounded in the leg during the incident.

About 15 minutes after the shooting, officers responded to a wreck at 6261 Raeford Road and found that William Trower, 18, had been shot in the head. He died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill the following day.

Investigators haven't released information about a motive for either shooting or said if the two cases were related. They also haven't said whether Trower was at the club before he was shot.

Darian Hogan, 18, of Odom Drive in Fayetteville , was arrested in July on charges of assault with a deadly weapon in the nightclub shooting.

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  • Glass Half Full Dec 21, 2011

    Let me say this a little differently, it looks as though his face has taken some damage.

  • hunter38 Dec 21, 2011

    cant send him to prison.....my offend a "group"

  • Bartmeister Dec 20, 2011

    You might think a little differently were the entire story to come out.
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    Not true.

  • fayncmike Dec 20, 2011

    "Send them both to prison, chances are, they've been there before. ...sad for the deceased kid. These two need to go away for life.
    SFSOLDIER"

    You might think a little differently were the entire story to come out. Not much detail in that little story. Can you say "prior connection?"

  • Just the facts mam Dec 20, 2011

    More upstanding Americans

  • twc Dec 20, 2011

    He shouldn't go to prison; that would be racial bias.

  • SFSOLDIER Dec 20, 2011

    Send them both to prison, chances are, they've been there before. ...sad for the deceased kid. These two need to go away for life.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2011

    Murder is murder. He should get life in prisons and no parole. A person has no right in taking another person's life. Leave that to God and mean time you need to learn to walk away from certain situation instead of taking it into your own hands. Prison doors will open for you.

    My condolences to the family and friends in their loss of a son and friend.