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Two sought for questioning in fatal Hope Mills shooting

Posted January 21, 2015

Willie Jeffrey Clark, Jr. and LaMarious JaRon Brown (right).

— Authorities in Cumberland County are searching for two men who may have information about a double fatal shooting that happened last week during a party at a home in Hope Mills.

Deputies were called to a home on Gumberry Court shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 11.

Tanishia Graham, 32, and Izaak Bridges, 21, were killed in the shooting, and five other people were wounded. Investigators believe the incident was not a drive-by shooting, but that it happened at the party.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Willie Jeffrey Clark Jr., of the 400 block of Moore Street, Fayetteville, and LaMarious JaRon Brown, of the 700 block of Blackwell Street, Fayetteville, may have information that could assist investigators.

Clark, 25, is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both forearms. Brown, 18, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a tattoo of a rose on his right forearm.

They are wanted for questioning only, authorities said.

Anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-321-6592.


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  • William Teach Jan 21, 2015
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    A rose tattoo can often symbolize coming of age while in jail. Which, since there seem to be mugshots already, could well be the case.

  • Obamacare for you and I Jan 21, 2015

    Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

  • disgusted2010 Jan 21, 2015

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    There is no money to be made or TV cameras to posture in front of, so they will wait until something that fits their racist agenda comes along.

  • raphael27520 Jan 21, 2015

    A whole bunch of fine NC Citizens

  • Boxtruck Charlie Rides Again Jan 21, 2015

    Are those previous mugshots?

  • SFSOLDIER Jan 21, 2015

    These two have most likely seen the inside of a jail before...I am sure they were not "clean" in this incident...

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jan 21, 2015
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    OK, I'll ask the question" What does Sharpton and Barber think of all the black on black shootings? Is this business as usual or does it near the category of white on black shootings. Seems a double standard that black alleged community leaders speak out on. Come on guys, is this not a sad and preventable crime as well? Just looking to understand.