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Man charged in teen's shooting at Fayetteville school function

Posted March 7, 2009

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— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old man after a stray bullet fired during a fight struck a 15-year-old boy attending a fashion show at Westover High School Friday night.

Terrance Donnell Johnson Jr., 19, of 1358 Worstead Road, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm on school property.

Investigators said that Johnson and several other people got into an argument during the fashion show shortly after 10 p.m. They moved outside and started to fight in a parking lot.

Shots were fired, and a stray bullet hit the boy in the foot as he was walking out of the high school at 2465 Gillespie St., investigators said. He was taken by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Deputies said the boy was a ninth-grader at at Westover but declined to release his name.

Johnson was arrested shortly after the shooting. He was being processed in the Cumberland County Detention Center Saturday morning, and his bond had not yet been set.

His first court appearance was set for Monday afternoon.

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