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Suspect sought in fatal Fayetteville nightclub shooting

Posted March 19, 2012

— Police on Monday issued arrest warrants for a man wanted in a weekend shooting at a Fayetteville nightclub.

Lendell Rogers Graham, 36, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, police said.

Stephen Bruno, 22, of Pensacola Drive in 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.

Anyone with information about Graham's whereabouts is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-549-7326 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

Meanwhile, Fayetteville officials are working to revoke Club Ciroc's liquor license and close the club as a nuisance. A fight there last summer resulting in another fatal shooting.


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  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Mar 19, 2012

    Closing the club is like moving the chairs around on the Titanic as it was sinking. The same people just invade a new venue, and it's only a matter of time before someone else is out of business. There's no need to actually address the problem.

  • esprg Mar 19, 2012

    that is why I stay home too much going on

  • Statick Mar 19, 2012

    What is a 36 yr old man doing at the club? - Truth Hurt

    I've posed the same question. Evidently, the dude's mindset is at the level of a twenty-something in that he has to hang in those level of clubs.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Mar 19, 2012

    1. What is a 36 yr old man doing at the club?
    2. Why do men go to party's looking for trouble instead of enjoying the night out --> with women?
    3. It's evident this guy was looking for trouble because he brought a gun.
    4. Having people really forgot how to go out and have "fun?"

  • kcmelvin03 Mar 19, 2012

    it's hard to see someone you went to highschool with get killed at a club in a city that used to be decent. RIP Stephen Bruno

  • airbornemonty Mar 19, 2012

    Oh Fair Fayetteville, We seem to be on par with the city of Durham in deadly incidents like these.

    We're already the tenth worst city in the nation to raise our children and now we seem to be galloping toward murder one.

    I suppose if we want to be number one we might as well go for the big one.