Man killed in Fayetteville body shop shooting
Posted June 1, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County deputies were investigating a fatal shooting at a body shop on Friday.
Authorities say Glenn Gemale Artis, 32, went to H&H Customs, at 4405 Cumberland Road in Fayetteville, around 11:50 a.m. and began arguing with the owner, Freddie Waymon Hudson, 38.
Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, said Artis and Hudson had an ongoing dispute, but she said she didn't know what sparked it.
"The victim came to the suspect's work today and brandished a handgun. The suspect brandished his handgun and returned fire. There were shots fired," Tanna said.
Artis was wounded, and he was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died, she said.
Tanna declined to say who fired first and whether Hudson was acting in self-defense.
"What I'm saying is there was an ongoing feud between these two people and that there were shots fired at the business today and one man is dead," she said.
Detectives were interviewing Hudson Friday, but no charges had been filed against him.
Employees of H&H Customs gathered across the street, watching deputies do their work. None cared to speak about the shooting.
"It's too early," one worker said.