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Triple shooting in north Fayetteville is third in a week

Posted August 25, 2010
Updated August 26, 2010

— Police say three people were shot just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at 2306 Edgar St. in Fayetteville.

The shooting victims said they drove to the Hardees restaurant on Country Club Drive before calling police, spokesman Dan Grubb said.

The victims, whose names and ages were not released, were treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Two of the three victims have declined to press charges, Grubb said.

The shooting was gang related, and the incident remains under investigation, Grubb said.

Wednesday's shooting was the third this week in the north side of Fayetteville.

On Monday, Jamaal Demetrius Johnson, 21, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting occurred after a Fayetteville police officer spotted a stolen vehicle on Murchison Road. The driver, later identified as Johnson, refused to stop and jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run, police said.

The officer and Johnson exchanged gunfire, police said. Johnson was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The officer was not injured.

Johnson was being held in the Fayetteville jail under a $60,000 bond on Thursday.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old man told police he was shot during a robbery attempt in the parking lot of University Place Apartments, off Coble Drive and Murchison Road.

A Fayetteville State University spokesman said Tuesday that Bransford Elmore, who was shot in the buttocks, told officers that two men were about to rob him as he approached the breezeway at University Place. He turned and ran, heard gunshots, and realized he was shot.

Elmore, however, told police he might have accidentally fired his own handgun when he reached into his back pocket.

No arrests have been made in that incident.

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  • sunneyone Aug 27, 2010

    Darius, I'm from Fayetteville and most people don't even know that about LaFayette. I do, cause I paid attention in history class, but most people don't.

    You're right though. It is incredibly sad that Fayetteville has become Fayettenam. They tried to get away from that, but sadly, it's returning to that state. I believe it is a combination of economics and the war. Mix poor people struggling to survive with soldiers returning from war and probably suffering from PTSD and it's a ticking time bomb.

  • madcrafter Aug 26, 2010

    The first time I ever went to Fayetteville, we were approached by a drugged up woman in the Military Museum's parking lot and she asked us for money and tried to get in our car, and then we were at another spot and witnessed a man physically and verbally abusing a woman in broad daylight. We got the heck out of there and have never been back! It is too bad there is so much crime there.

  • nccrew Aug 26, 2010

    Darius, I checked Wikipedia, while its not the official census count, Durham is slightly more populated than Fayetteville, and Durham is in a much larger MSA.

    But, if you ask me, it's going to be a tight race all the way to the end for that crown title!

  • Bon Viveur Aug 26, 2010

    Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette must be spinning in his grave at the thought of the one city named in his honor that he actually had the opportunity to visit in his lifetime turning into such a quagmire of violence and moral turpitude! In addition to being a hero of the Revolutionary war and a great personal friend of George Washington, the marquis was a founding member of the French abolitionist group " Society of the friends of the blacks". As a side note for people interested in illegal immigrants, the Marquis was ratified as a "natural born citizen of the United States" by the state of Maryland along with any of his male heirs, in perpetuity to this day, so any of the LaFayettes could claim US citizenship even if they are born in Borneo, or Argentina. Fayetteville the city, heir to such a storied past! A name to conjure with.

  • Raptor06 Aug 26, 2010

    "You would think that with all the "re-distribute the wealth" money Obama is giving people crime and shootings would be a thing of the past."

    Is that redistribution of wealth anything conceptually like Pres Reagan's "trickly down theory?" Now, that was a real wealth distribution theory. Where were the claims of socialism? My only question during that time was, "When did Americans become satisfied with receiving "trickle?" There weren't any mass uprisings or demonstrations; you remained silent. Many of you say Pres Obama has made similar claims and you've taken your anger to the streets. Why have you responded so differently in the two situations? Be truthful.

  • sunneyone Aug 26, 2010

    Unfortunately, those areas are some of the poorer parts of Fayetteville. I don't think it's a race issue so much as a socioeconomic one.

  • SuperNupe Aug 26, 2010


    "You would think that with all the "re-distribute the wealth" money Obama is giving people crime and shootings would be a thing of the past. But, seems the more people have, the more they want."

    What the fugg does that have to do with crime? First off, if you are a criminal then you are not eligible for assistance. What does this have to do with Obama? I mean, you have freedom of speech, but to point a finger for no reason is just stew pid.... Crime, shootings, and misconduct will continue in black neighborhoods regardless of who is the president... The robbers, killers, shooters, and dealers won't be content with their monetary status... EVER. A criminal is not going to say "I've robbed enough people now, I'm going to quit with my next one..." No, they rob and steal until they are caught.

    This has nothing to do with Obama.

  • whatusay Aug 26, 2010

    Winston...well said. We could also build our prisons on the US/Mexican border (each state 20 miles x 50 states = 1,000 miles). Set up tents for shelter, grow their own food, work or starve. That would solve two problems, prison over crowding and illegals crossing into the US.

  • james18 Aug 26, 2010

    yep..anytime I venture in to Fayettenam, I am carrying my concealed firearm..

  • Winston Aug 26, 2010

    "But, seems the more people have, the more they want." whatusay

    I don't think that's it. I think most criminals like these have nothing to lose. They don't fear incarceration because it's easy time. My solution is to take something from them that they have. A finger, a hand, something. I'm of the opinion they want to keep those things.