Half-brother of Shaniya Davis killed in Raeford shooting
Posted May 25
Raeford, N.C. — The Hoke County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 20-year-old man died in a shooting reported Wednesday in Raeford.
Deputies responded to the area of Mockingbird Hill Road and Heron Drive at about 9:30 p.m. and found Chavez Christian Lockhart, of Fayetteville, inside his car suffering from a gunshot wound.
Neighbor Ginger Locklear said she saw Lockhart drive off and run into a ditch following the shooting.
"When they pulled him out and the ambulance came and got him, they picked him up and put him in the ambulance," said Locklear.
Lockhart was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Thursday, officials said.
Deputies confirmed that Lockhart was the half-brother of Shaniya Davis, the 5-year-old girl Fayetteville found murdered in 2009. Her body was recovered in Lee County days after she was reported missing by her mother.
Authorities said Lockhart and Davis had the same father.
Lockhart's family members asked that the public keep them in their prayers as they mourn the loss of a child for the second time in eight years.
Davis' mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, and Mario Andrette McNeill are serving time in connection with her death.
No arrests have been made in Lockhart's death.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at 910-875-5111.