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Victims of Fayetteville food mart shootings identified

Posted June 29, 2009

— Fayetteville police have released the identities of two men fatally shot at Ya-Ya Food Mart, 3122 Murchison Road, early Saturday.

The owner of Ya-Ya Food Mart, Waheed Abdo Abdulla, 30, of 2770 Graham Road, went outside to break up a disturbance around 1 a.m., and gunfire erupted, police said.

Officers found Abdulla's body lying on the floor inside the business and a second man, Demetrius Deshawn Johnson, 20, of 545 Hilliard Drive, dead in the front passenger seat of a vehicle in front of the business. Police were not able to locate the driver.

Police have not made any arrests and said Monday the investigation was ongoing.


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  • smalldogsrule Jun 30, 2009

    And just a few weeks ago the dead man was complaining about being off limits to military personnel, I guess we all know why. I feel for his family and that of the other as well.

  • xchief661 Jun 29, 2009

    So sorry for the families of these two men. So much violence. Will it ever stop?