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Two more arrested in Fayetteville shooting

Posted July 15, 2014

— Investigators on Tuesday arrested two Fayetteville teenagers in connection with a July 9 attempted robbery and shooting.

Christopher Michael Hughes, 16, of 1686 Jersey Drive, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Hughes remained at the Cumberland County jail Tuesday under a $400,000 bond.

Darrell LeMont Cozart, 17, of 7509 Southgate Road, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

The two teenagers, along with 21-year-old Dominique Freddie, who was apprehended Saturday, were charged in connection with the shooting of Gregorio Atiles, who was walking home on South Reilly Road at about 3 a.m. when he was approached by four males, police said. One of the men was armed with a shotgun and attempted to rob Atiles, who was shot as he ran way.

Freddie was charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Detectives are still searching for Jaytez Anthony James, 21, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


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  • kermit60 Jul 16, 2014

    More of the Reverend Barbers misguided youth. And people wonder why the Klan has been passing out flyers and increasing their membership. People are getting tired of (another shooting) almost every day. And real tired of the organizations blaming it all on someone else and making no effort to fix it.

  • dirtydozen431 Jul 15, 2014

    Curfew time

  • LetsBeFair Jul 15, 2014

    rotten apples