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Neighbor accused of shooting neighbor

Posted May 2, 2011

— A Spring Lake man has been arrested on allegations that he shot his neighbor during an argument.

Desmond Andre Buckmire, 19, of 207 Scarborough St., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting injury following the dispute.

It happened late Saturday night in front of Buckmire's home, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said Buckmire shot Richard Frederick Jefferson, 23, in the left upper torso and lower right leg and that, as Jefferson tried to crawl away, Buckmire also shot him in the right foot and left hand.

Jefferson was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

Buckmire was in the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he was being held under a $10,000 secured bond Monday afternoon.


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  • swarampliz May 3, 2011

    As someone who knows these two there was NO long time harassment!! No one deserves to be shot! Much less follow a person who can"t even walk and who has no gun and keep shooting him! Back in the day if you got in a fight it was just a fight, and the loser don't get mad and start shooting, Much lLess with CHILDREN playing in the street! Thank God that none of the children playing got hit by bullets he was shooting!

  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas May 3, 2011

    take that!

  • bench May 3, 2011

    The shooter's pic and behavior make me bet he was goaded into it, maybe by long-time harassment. I'm sure there is more to this story, and I bet Mr. Jefferson isn't totally innocent.

    I'm not condoning the shooting, but sometimes you just have to push back and some unreasonable people don't understand anything else but deadly force.

  • Glass Half Full May 3, 2011

    Either there are circumstances not printed here or the bond is totally out of sync with the crime as charged.

  • omglolwtf May 3, 2011

    ok. who cares?

  • whatswrongwiththisplace May 3, 2011

    Enough of this being nice stuff....that is why the world is the way it is right now. The man shot his neighbor four times. Finish him...no questions asked...end of story. Trust me the world will be a better place.

  • rebekah1979 May 3, 2011

    I don't normally comment, but even I was struck by the 10k bond. He allegedly shoots a man twice, then shoots him twice more as he attempts to crawl away, and he has a 10k bond? What was that judge thinking?

  • jbarron4950 May 3, 2011

    A Goldsboro man faces several charges, including attempted murder, in connection with crimes that happened last month, police said Monday.

    Daktari Harris, 19, of 1106-B Olivia Lane, was arrested Friday in connection an armed robbery on Olivia Lane. He was charged with robbery with assault with a deadly weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Investigators later charged him with two counts of attempted murder stemming from an April 24 shooting at the Irish Inn on Sunburst Drive.

    Police say two men were sitting in their car when Harris approached them and shot one in the arm and the other in both legs.

    Harris was in the Wayne County jail under a $250,000 bond Monday afternoon.

    Basically the same crime.......why the disparity in the bond amounts?

  • jbarron4950 May 3, 2011

    I'm dumbfounded...this is insane. Who are the people issuing these types of bonds for these kind of crimes? The ENTIRE magistrate system in the State of North Carolina needs to be revamped and most of the magistrates need to be replaced. I guess a human life is really not that important.

  • Nunya123 May 3, 2011

    Not a single shred of evidence, comment or anything as to what the confrontation was about or what happened during the argument, but it doesn't matter because he is already convicted in the court of GOLO. Was the other subject threatening him with something, don't know. Had harrassment or threats happened over a long period of time, don't know. None of that is relevant to the GOLO jury.