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Spring Lake man shot to death

Posted November 7, 2012

— Cumberland County authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a 20-year-old Spring Lake man found lying in a street Tuesday night. 

Javier Dashawn Allen, of Buckeye Drive, was found in the 300 block of Lee Street. His body was transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy, but authorities said he was shot. 

More details were not released in the ongoing investigation.

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  • babyboo1838 Nov 9, 5:57 p.m.

    @kermit60 please don't start that he was a real good person he was like a brother to me and for you to say something like that really hurts but watch your self that was not call for. R.i.p Javier

  • wake_up_jeff_0 Nov 9, 11:42 a.m.

    @kermit60...I'm sure as my wife and her family go to bury Javier..they are grateful for your heart felt comments...please come to the funeral and give these comments in person...

  • Munchie Nov 8, 10:01 a.m.

    i really think people should think before posting negative comments. you never know if a family member or friend is reading this. you know nothing about this young man. his family is deeply sadden by his passing. thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  • kermit60 Nov 7, 2:02 p.m.

    I'm sure he was coming back from choir practice on his way to vist his sick grandmother between jobs helping support the family, NOT. A criminal killed by another criminal. Sadly it seems to be growing in the county. How many killed this week alone, 3-4 ?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 7, 12:56 p.m.

    Something needs to be done about these young people dying so young. But having a loaded gun in the wrong hands will cause a death. Pray for our young people who certainly needs to listen to their parents, grands and other adults in the community. A precious life loss and yet had a life to live. If only the youth could see that. My condolences to the family and many friends. Keep his memories for they are precious. All of you are in my prayers. May others sure learn from this.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Nov 7, 12:28 p.m.

    Sadly, the town of Spring Lake is a community that has been on the decline for several years now. When a lot of undesirables move into the area, it oftens signals the beginning of the end.- JohnnyVoodoo

    Have you ever seen downtown Spring Lake? That place has NEVER been elevated enough to consider becoming into a declined status. If it weren't for the revenue coming from Ft. Bragg and Pope, Spring Lake wouldn't exist.

  • sweet4you Nov 7, 10:59 a.m.

    very sad. praying for the family of this young man

  • JohnnyVoodoo Nov 7, 10:25 a.m.

    Sadly, the town of Spring Lake is a community that has been on the decline for several years now. When a lot of undesirables move into the area, it oftens signals the beginning of the end.