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Suspect in fatal Fayetteville nightclub shooting surrenders

Posted March 20, 2012

— Fayetteville police have arrested a man wanted in a fatal shooting at a nightclub this weekend.

Lendell Rogers Graham, 36, surrendered to police to face charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, police said Tuesday. He was placed in the Cumberland County jail and denied bond.

Stephen Bruno, 22, of Hope Mills, was shot to death in the parking lot of Club Ciroc, at 6323 Raeford Road, early Saturday, police said.

Darrell Wilson, 26, was wounded in the incident and was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Graham was released from prison in January after serving two years for convictions for dealing drug, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and common-law robbery dating to 1993.

Meanwhile, Fayetteville officials are working to revoke Club Ciroc's liquor license and close the club as a nuisance. A fight there last summer resulted in the shooting death of William Trower, 18, a recent graduate of Pine Forest High School.

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  • Rico Mar 22, 1:21 p.m.

    how about outsourcing our prisons to the russians for example. We pay 30k per year for them to keep them. Once time is served (if they live through it)they would certainly act better.

  • luv2surffish2 Mar 20, 1:45 p.m.

    """"What if we leave these places open, tell our kids that they are designed for bad guys to kill bad guys, so you kids stay away, and let it go. I wonder if it would stay open after all the ladies that hate to hang with bad boys stop coming.
    Click to view my profile NotAgain""""

    open your eyes...

  • SFSOLDIER Mar 20, 12:40 p.m.

    A fine example of why we have such a screwed up legal system. This murderer has several previous violent convictions and he is still out on the streets. Now it is murder. What next? Allow him to get out in five years just to let him kill again? Wake up America, some of these "people" should not be allowed to walk amongst us...they belong in jail.

  • johnny2times Mar 20, 9:22 a.m.

    what a fine upstanding citizen....not! This "man" had to use a gun like a coward to settle his problem..a real man doesn't need a gun to do that.

  • NotAgain Mar 20, 9:00 a.m.

    What if we leave these places open, tell our kids that they are designed for bad guys to kill bad guys, so you kids stay away, and let it go. I wonder if it would stay open after all the ladies that hate to hang with bad boys stop coming.