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Two Fayetteville State students charged with murder

Posted December 4, 2014

Oji Elon Wynn (L) and Michael Dawane Jones (R) were each charged with murder and felony riot in the Thanksgiving Day killing of a 20-year-old man in Plymouth. Both men are Fayetteville State University students and were arrested on campus.

— Two Fayetteville State University students were arrested and charged with murder Thursday in the Nov. 27 shooting death of Kizmel Kachae’ Norman in Plymouth, police said.

Oji Elon Wynn, 20, of 1262 Woodlawn Road in Roper, and Michael Dawane Jones, 20, of 3265 Soundside Road in Columbia, are each charged with murder and felony riot. Both remained in the Cumberland County jail Thursday under no bond.

Wynn and Jones are accused of shooting Norman, 20, outside an apartment on Somerset Drive in Plymouth, located in Washington County. Norman was walking home with friends on Thanksgiving Day when he was shot, according to news reports.

Both men were arrested at Fayetteville State early Thursday morning, said investigators, who added that more arrests are pending.


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  • blacklivesmatter Dec 5, 2014

    Very interesting that similar comments about lack of outrage weren't posted to this article: http://www.wral.com/four-oaks-man-charged-in-fatal-johnston-shooting/14243235/. Wonder why that is? Would this incident then justify cops killing unarmed white men as Kermit and others suggest?

  • meganagram Dec 5, 2014

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    Likely to be killed by them?

    How do you come up with this probability?

    I have dealt with police on several occasions and not one of them involved me feeling like I was in a position to be killed by them. But then, I didn't attack or resist or be a criminal. Silly, isn't it?

  • James Kirby Dec 5, 2014
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    I think Kermit's point is that it is incidents like these that make those police officers on edge. I'm not saying its right but lets be COMPLETELY honest here. Its a police problem and a problem with african american communities. You wont ever be able to fix one problem without fixing the other. As long as high rates of crimes are committed in specific communities the police will be on edge in those areas. We need to stop harping on race be honest with-ourselves and address the entire problem not just a portion of it. Everybody needs to come together to stop the violence, crime, and killings.

  • heelhawk Dec 5, 2014

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    KERMIT, gotta stop listening to Rush my friend. There is no outrage (at least on the scale of recent events) because neither of these two are law enforcement. I promise you that if instead of FSU Students, it was FSU Police Officers there would be condemnation. I know people want to turn it into a race issue, but it is a trust issue. How do you trust people in positions of authority and protection when you think you are likely to be killed by them?

  • diana123 Dec 5, 2014

    yup, up the river you two go. enjoy!

  • KT6596 Dec 5, 2014

    No Al, Jessie or William making comments on this one.

  • kermit60 Dec 5, 2014

    Where is the outrage over this shooting? Or are you saying race wasn't an issue. Criminals like this are the reason police are on edge when dealing with the African American male. May the NAACP should work on their own image.