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Man hospitalized after Fayetteville shooting; person in custody

Posted June 13, 2013

— A 31-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a shooting the night before near the intersection of Morgan and Bryan streets, Fayetteville police said. 

Officers responding to Highsmith Rainey Hospital about 10:30 p.m. found Lamont Everrett, 36, with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was in critical condition Thursday, police said. 

Jason McKnight was taken into custody and charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and discharging a weapon into occupied property.

He was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

Police did not release a possible motive for the shooting.


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  • djofraleigh Jun 13, 2013

    It was worth reporting the event even with little info.

  • same ole story Jun 13, 2013

    Great reporting here.
    This just in "A thing happened over there with people involved doing something and one transported to somewhere with other things. some are involved some aren't. Charges might be pending. Investigation is on going or might be done. Film at 11 or maybe 6 or maybe need to follow up.....