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Man wanted in Fayetteville basketball court shooting

Posted April 17, 2012

— Fayetteville police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the shooting of a man and teenager at a crowded park in early April.

John Junior Carmichael II, 21, of 2558 Caledonia Circle, is wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police said that gunfire erupted during a fight on the basketball court in Seabrook Park, 716 Langdon St., on the evening of April 8. About 100 people were in the park at the time. Quenten Harley, 28, was critically injured, and D'Angelo Brown, 16, suffered minor injuries.

Police described Carmichael as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has the words "Johnny Boy" tattooed on his wrist.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Carmichael has four convictions from 2008, including possessing a weapon on campus and receiving a stolen vehicle, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He served a nine-month jail sentence after his probation for those crimes was revoked.


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  • not my real name Apr 19, 2012

    Ignorant young adults that just keep shooting people is a HUGE problem with our society today folks. Too bad they dont just shoot themselves instead of kids playin ball. He must have rode the shortbus if he even went to school. What a SORRY individual.

  • bombayrunner Apr 17, 2012

    well, if the NBA guys bring guns into the locker room ... fine examples they are ...

  • abbynork Apr 17, 2012

    At least they have a nice picture of him.

  • SFSOLDIER Apr 17, 2012

    Johnny boy...deserves another trip to the slammer and leave him there!

  • linspace Apr 17, 2012

    Maybe Obama, like Clinton, will think taxpayer funded midnight basketball will cure the problem...

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 17, 2012

    Ole "johnny boy" going to jail, if he don't be able to make bail.

  • BELLA28 Apr 17, 2012

    Whatever happened to a "good ol' fashioned" fight?

    I'm so disgusted at these cowards wanting to answer everything with a gun. Then, when they get caught, they weep like babies. "Oh, I didn't mean to do it" or "I don't know nothing about nothing." SMH

    Stop the madness!!!

  • Statick Apr 17, 2012

    Uh huh...told he was a local. This guy is like a little child, except in this case, instead of getting mad, taking his ball and going home, he pulls and gun and gets homicidal.