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23-year-old man wounded in Fayetteville shooting dies

Posted September 9, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014

— A 23-year-old man who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in what investigators believe was an attempted robbery died early Wednesday, Fayetteville police said.

Tyrone Alonzo Shepard was walking to his home on Callahan Circle at about 9 p.m. when two men exited a vehicle and attempted to rob him, police said.

Shepard was shot after he resisted the two men.

"The suspects returned to the vehicle and fled the area  while the victim was left in a critical state in the middle of the roadway," police said in a statement.

Shepard was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he later died.

No arrests have been made, and investigators have not released any detailed suspect information.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fayetteville police at 910-587-3254 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • kermit60 Sep 11, 2014

    But according to the Police Chief, violent crime is down in Fayetteville. I avoid the city whenever possible.

  • affirmativediversity Sep 10, 2014

    I'm wondering how happy Fayetteville is with their new police chief (formerly the police chief of Durham)?
    Just say'n

  • LetsBeFair Sep 10, 2014

    lot of bad people over there.

  • White Is Not A Crime Sep 10, 2014

    That is one scary place!