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Authorities Find Vehicle Used By Suspect In Fayetteville Double Shooting

Posted January 2, 2006

— Authorities found the vehicle driven by a suspect who allegedly shot two people, one of which was a Fayetteville police officer. However, the search continues for the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities are looking for 43-year-old Thurman Levone Burns. Fayetteville Police Officer Chris Kempf conducted a traffic stop on Ramsey Street near Stacey Weaver Drive around 11:40 p.m. on a vehicle matching the description of a pickup truck involved in a shooting earlier in the night.

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When Kempf approached the vehicle, police say Burns fired a gun, striking Kempf. Burns later fled the scene.

Monday afternoon, authorities found Burns' vehicle at a subdivision near the Hoke County line. Police searched a house near where the pickup truck was found, but there was no sign of Burns.

Kempf, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He is listed in good condition.

Police say Burns is also wanted in connection with a domestic-related shooting that took place on Woodclift Drive. According to police, they believe Burns shot 36-year-old Deana Prince. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

Burns is described as a black male, measuring approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and burgundy hat. He also has a scar on his upper left chest.

Burns is wanted for two counts of attempted murder, one of which is on a law enforcement officer and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

If you have any information about Burns' whereabouts, you are asked to contact Fayetteville police at

(910) 433-1830

or Crimestoppers at

(910) 483-TIPS (8477)



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