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Two sought in connection with Fayetteville robbery, fatal shooting

Posted November 8, 2013
Updated November 9, 2013

— Fayetteville police were searching Friday evening for a man and woman wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old in late October. 

Police responding to a report of a gunshot on Oct. 31 found Dontez Lamar Woods at about 9 p.m. in the Lake in the Pines apartment complex off of Rosehill Road. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

According to investigators, Woods, 23-year-old Marcellius Kareem Bryant and 17-year-old Tiffany Capri Daniel drove to the apartment complex to commit an armed robbery. 

During the attempted robbery, Woods, who was armed with a handgun, began making demands of two individuals that were sitting inside a car in the parking lot of the complex. During the altercation, one of the victims used a handgun that was inside the car to shoot Woods. 

The victims fled the scene, police said. Soon after, Daniel drove Woods to the parking lot of a Kangaroo convenience store in the 3900 block of Rosehill Road. 

Bryant, of 2963 Dobbin Holmes Road, and Daniel, of 5770 Peele St., are each charged with two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. 

Fayetteville police have not released more information about Woods' death, but officials said Friday that the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone who knows more about the incident or has information concerning the whereabouts of Bryant or Daniel should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-988-6543 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. 

Crime Stoppers information can also be submitted anonymously online.


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