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Man Shot, Killed At Fayetteville Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Posted July 6, 2005

— A man was shot and killed late Tuesday night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Fayetteville.

Authorities said at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, 30-year-old Roger Handon, an employee at the Raeford Road store, was stocking shelves inside when 27-year-old Johnathon Seymore came inside to purchase some snacks.

According to investigators, both men got into an argument and went outside. Authorities said Seymore went to his car, got a handgun and shot Handon in the chest. Handon reportedly ran back toward the store entrance before he collapsed.

Some customers in the store saw Handon fall to the ground. They found a security guard who contacted 911. Handon was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around midnight.

The store was closed for almost six hours while authorities conducted their investigation.

Authorities arrested Seymore at the scene, and they said he confessed to the shooting. Seymore is being held without bond at the Cumberland County Jail. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Authorities said they do not know why Handon and Seymore were arguing, but they said both men knew each other.


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