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Half-brother of Shaniya Davis killed in Raeford shooting

Posted May 25

— 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.‚Äč

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.

Shaniya Davis

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.


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  • Norman Lewis May 25, 8:00 p.m.
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    Time for our communities to report problems, to turn in gang members. Time for parents to fight to keep their kids out of gangs and away from crime. Don't know who killed this young man but if it had been a police shooting, the media would have been crawling all over it. Likely, this was gang related which is way too common to elicit a lot of attention particularly in major cities. Drawing attention to the need for strict enforcement of gun laws particularly in the case of illegal possession or use by felons, doesn't fit the political agenda of the liberals. Absolute adherence to the requirement to prosecute felons that possess or use firearms illegally under existing federal statutes would produce marches and speeches denouncing the "racism" involved since, and let's be honest, 75% of those arrested and put away, would be of a particular ethnic group.

  • Kim Harrison May 25, 6:46 p.m.
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    Purpose of this story? Was it about him being shot and needing tips to solve it or that he is the brother of the deceased girl? If the later is the purpose, why? Media has GOT to do better!

  • Teddy Fowler May 25, 4:53 p.m.
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    Take away their entitlements and let these "people" do the rest!