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Two arrested, one sought in Cumberland shootings

Posted February 17, 2015

Dominique Jamal Clark (left) and Dwight Dewey Bristol Jr. (middle) were arrested Monday in connection with a Jan. 11 shooting in Hope Mills that left two people dead and five others injured. Authorities are still looking for Zachary Michael Locklear (right).
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— Two men were arrested Monday in connection with a Jan. 11 shooting in Hope Mills that left two people dead and five others injured, and Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a third suspect, the department announced Wednesday.

Dominique Jamal Clark, 23, of the 2900 block of Dwell Drive in Fayetteville, and Dwight Dewey Bristol Jr., 25, of the 900 block of Fredonia Drive in Fayetteville, are each charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bristol is also charged with violating his probation.

Both men were held in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under $150,000 and $350,000 bonds, respectively.

Investigators are searching for Zachary Michael Locklear, 18, of 235 Summerhill Road in Lumber Bridge. He is described as Native American, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 180 pounds with a tattoo on his right shoulder, short black hair and brown eyes.

“He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” detectives said in a statement.

Tanishia Graham, 32, and Izaak Bridges, 21, both of Fayetteville, were among seven people shot while attending a gathering inside an illegal liquor house on the 1900 block of Gumberry Road in Hope Mills.

Graham, who was celebrating her birthday that day, and Bridges were both killed.

Investigators have not said what led to the shootings or who they think fired into the gathering.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 18, 2015
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    These don't. And not BECAUSE they are black, but because of what they have done. White, black, green, blue or purple, if you murder someone, your life no longer matters.

  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 18, 2015
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    Their mothers are surely real proud.