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Man charged in Sanford teen's death

Posted August 7, 2009

— Police arrested an 18-year-old late Thursday and charged him with the shooting death of a Sanford teen.

Allen Junior Fields II, of 414 Maple Ave. in Sanford, was charged with murder in the Wednesday night shooting death of 17-year-old Shamika Nikkia Lett.

Lett shot in the head while walking along Hickory Avenue, at Fourth Street. Officers found her lying in street, and she was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where she died.

Police haven't released details about a possible motive in the shooting.

Fields was being held without bond at the Lee County Jail.

According to state Department of Correction records, Fields was convicted of communicating threats in Lee County on July 28. He was sentenced to probation.


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  • 62kcam Aug 7, 2009

    I've lived in Sanford for forty two years, and it's so sad to see how much this town has gone down. There are a lot of problems that need to be CLEANED OUT.

  • trishpearson Aug 7, 2009

    This is a very sad story and as a resident of Sanford I am ashamed of the comments that people are putting on her. Stating to "quarantine the area and let them have at it" is such an ignorant comment. We are talking about a life here and an enviorment that you probably have no idea what it is like to have to live in.I guess your mother never taught you that if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing. Please have respect.

  • ashleyspivey1986 Aug 7, 2009

    I live in sanford not far from where this happened and I actually heard the gun shots..Its been happening alot here lately and instead of every one saying just let them "have" at it we need to figure out a way to get through to these kids and stop it from the beginning

  • UNCTAR Aug 7, 2009

    i,ll bet the farm that Jon Silverman will represent him and get him off the hook.