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Man wanted for murder in Fayetteville shooting

Posted June 19, 2012
Updated July 9, 2012

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— Fayetteville police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a local shopping center Monday night.

Jeremy Lockett, 25, of 1913 Ash Ridge Drive in Fayetteville, was sitting in a car with another man outside Quality Cigars in the Strickland Bridge Center Shopping Center when two people climbed into the back seat of the car, police said.

Investigators said there was some kind of altercation, and then two people left the scene. Lockett was dead.

Police have not offered a motive but said that they are looking for Xavier Christian Freeman, 20, who is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Freeman, of Harriman Court in Cameron, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 138 pounds. He has shoulder-length dreadlocks and has two tattoos – one that reads "God's Son" on his arm and another, "Only the Strong Survive," on his chest.

Jeremy Lockett Man killed in Fayetteville shooting

Investigators say Freeman, who frequents the Charlotte area, drives a white 1996 Buick Roadmaster with license plate AEY-2133, which was seen leaving the scene immediately after Lockett was shot.

Police did not say whether they have identified the second person whom they say also got into the car.

The tobacco store's owner, Bashir Seidi, said he did not know Lockett but that the other man who was initially in the car is a frequent customer.

Seidi said the men had been sitting in the parking lot for just a few seconds before the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting or where Freeman might be is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910- 549-7326 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

Lockett is the second person fatally shot outside the tobacco store. Leon Mosely, 20, was killed there Nov. 20, 2008.

Seidi said the shootings are a coincidence.

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  • mileyshustler Jun 21, 2012

    This waqs not a drug deal, it was a robbery. It had nothing to do with bath salts and the police did not shoot him. He was a dear friend of mine whio will deeply missed by all of us who were blessed to know him, especially all of the children who referred to him as "Uncle J"

  • 414tater Jun 21, 2012

    ad to see that no one is doing all the booo hooo hoooo thingy... I say find the white sedan and give them some more bullets... They are off to a good start.. Not simpathatic to any of the drug deals gone bad.. Not in the slightest !!!!!!!!!!
    nckidd29

    the story says nothing about a drug deal first of all and 2 wrongs dont make it right even if it was and how about we SYmpathize with you until you learn to spell sympathy THERE IS NO I

  • abbynork Jun 20, 2012

    Someone that pretty will be popular in prison.

  • jmf1073 4.0 Jun 20, 2012

    Can we get a story each day there isn't a murder in Fayetteville? Thanks.

  • kermit60 Jun 20, 2012

    When is the NAACP going to step up and get involved in this type shooting. Or are they not interested in protecting there people from there own people.

  • pipsykosis Jun 20, 2012

    this says- "has two tattoos – one that reads "God's Son" on his arm and another, "Only the Strong Survive," on his chest."
    they must not have seen the one on his neck!!!

  • halfpint1552 Jun 20, 2012

    Of course the two shootings aren't related! They were 4 years apart and just happen to be in the same parking lot. Come on people.

  • Steve Mchugelarge Jun 19, 2012

    "...but why can't that sweet old couple down the block sit on their porch in the evenings and share a joint?"

    storchheim

    Gramma makes the best brownies!

  • jjordan231179 Jun 19, 2012

    . They drugs HELPED me. OOOHHHHH you're talking about "drugs" the government said we bad.

    The government isn't against drugs, they are just against YOUR drugs- Chris Rock
    Steve Mchugelarge
    June 19, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    Correct! Only drugs that go through corporations and government bureaucrats are good enough for sheep like LADYMARKSMEN. A natural plant from her beloved "God" is just HORRIBLE!!!!!! LOL

  • storchheim Jun 19, 2012

    The government isn't against drugs, they are just against YOUR drugs- Chris Rock

    The govt isn't against drugs. Big Pharma is.

    I wouldn't ingest powder on a bet. "Apparently", though, from what I hear, and it's all gossip and hearsay...though I may have not inhaled in college, marijuana is an effective treatment for nausea. It calms and comforts an anxious mind. What's so bad about that? It does not cause rage, blackouts, liver damage, early death, nor has it been linked to any type of cancer, including lung.

    It can certainly be abused. It does affect short-term memory and can erode ambition - IF abused. Maybe it's not for the up-and-coming derivatives trader, but why can't that sweet old couple down the block sit on their porch in the evenings and share a joint?

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