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Second suspect sought in Fayetteville double homicide

Posted December 9, 2013

Shameil Donyel Smith

— Police said Monday that they have identified a second suspect in the Nov. 1 shooting deaths of two people in the parking lot of Carolina Square shopping center in Fayetteville.

Warrants have been issued against Shameil Donyel Smith, 24, charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Smith, whose last known address is 1986 Wheeling St., wasn't in custody as of Monday night.

Police said he is known to frequent the Bonnie Doone and Loch Lomond subdivisions and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Cornelius Tobias Jackson, 26, of Fayetteville, and Melissa Yamile Neal, 24, of Lumberbridge, were shot to death in the parking lot of Mickey's Gentlemen's Club, at 5121 Bragg Blvd.

Police Chief Harold Medlock has said investigators think the shooting happened after an altercation that started somewhere else between two groups of people that know each other. He said specific people were targeted.

Police also are looking for Jacoy Nathan Mahorn, 29, of 500 Santa Fe Drive in Fayetteville, in connection with the shootings. Mahorn faces the same charges as Smith.

Anyone with information about Smith's or Mahorn's whereabouts is asked to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • SFSOLDIER Dec 10, 2013

    Shameil looks a little worried, as he should be. I hope they find him, convict him and put him away for the rest of his miserable life.