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Sanford police: Teen charged with shooting

Posted December 30, 2015

Adam Devon Crawford, of Sanford, was charged with shooting a 17-year-old.
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— A Sanford teenager was arrested on Tuesday after police said he shot a another teenager in the chest.

Adam Devon Crawford, 17, of 121 Pack House Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a handgun by a minor. He was given a $100,000 secured bond.

Sanford police officers responded to a business on Charlotte Avenue in Sanford in reference to a shooting, according to a news release from the police department. Officers located the victim, 17-year-old Kennedy Petty, at Central Carolina Hospital. Petty sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper chest area.

Kennedy was later transferred to UNC Hospitals where he is listed in stable condition.

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  • Justin Case Dec 31, 2015
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    Certainly Mr. Coltrane. African Americans have Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons and BLM, the Mexicans have La"Raza and so on. In order for things to change in this country, Every group of people need to be heard as One common voice. As long as the governments local-state and federal only pay attention to the most extreme groups we can't come together as One nation for the betterment all people. No one group should be treated better or differently than another. Black lives matter-White lives matter- Asian lives matter, We should all matter. So I do agree with your last sentence, I just do not believe that All the people will come together. Thank you for allowing me to be more specific.

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Dec 30, 2015
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    Justin, after reading your post to me, I am not sure if you are with me or against me. To begin, I personally do not see you as a racist, simply due to the fact that it is not racist, if it is true. I am not quite sure what you intended, when you said you had bad news for me, then go on to state "nothing in this country is going to change".

    If you would, please help me to understand your intent. May I reiterate my last sentence of my prior post? "Nothing is going to change, until the people as a whole, want to change". I fear you may have either mis-read or misunderstood my intent.

  • James Daniels Dec 30, 2015
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    A $100,000 secured bond requires that real property (meaning real estate) has to be a substantial part of the bail process. The owner of the property must have a lawyer execute a deed of trust on the property and file it with the court. Unless the young man owns a Lamborghini; a car title won't work. Some young people choose to make up for the lack of manhood by shooting people.

  • Justin Case Dec 30, 2015
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    Stick together and DEMAND fairness for EVERYONE, Nothing is going to change. And let me assure you, white people will never stick together. We just won't.

  • Justin Case Dec 30, 2015
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    Mr. Roscoe P Coltrane, I appreciate reading your many and various posts, However, I have some terrible news for you. Nothing in this country is going to change ! Why you may ask? I'll attempt to explain. There will be many that read this and assume I am a racist, nothing could be further from the truth. But when Liberals do not agree with someone they always throw down the race card. Anyway here goes. For many years whenever African Americans "felt" wronged or "Dissed" they would gather and picket and march and loot and riot until the federal government through money and free stuff at them, this " you owe me" mentally has completely engulfed the African American community. As a white man with a wife and 3 children and 5 dogs and a blind rabbit, I CAN"T AFFORD to take off from my job and attend Moral Monday "celebrations" or march or riot or loot, as a small business owner (17 employees) I must work everyday! There in lies the problem ! Until EVERY GROUP of people are willing to ,,,,,

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Dec 30, 2015
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    You could "if" this to death. If my aunt had balls, she would be my uncle. More and more of these kids are being raised by the streets. When their lives began, many of them were nothing more than a paycheck. Now, they just run around shooting and killing each other. Nothing is going to change, until the people as a whole, want to change.

  • BigWillie Johnson Dec 30, 2015
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    If there was anyone in this young man's life to teach him right from wrong would he have listened? Plus, who determines bond amounts, in Wake County they have issued bonds this high for misdemeanors? He could give a bailsbondsman the title to his car and be out.