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Two wanted in connection with Fayetteville shooting surrender to police

Posted August 16, 2013

— A 17-year-old and 15-year-old wanted in connection with the Monday shooting death of a 25-year-old Fayetteville man turned themselves in Thursday evening, police said. 

Dequan Lawler, of the 400 block of Simmons Street, and the unidentified 15-year-old are charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy in the death of Quinton Omar Solomon. 

Officers found Solomon Monday about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Raeford Road and Scotland Drive. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

Authorities previously arrested and charged Jonathan Galloway, 20, and Justin Quavon Shumpert, 18, in connection with the shooting.


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  • hellcel05 Aug 16, 2013


  • hellcel05 Aug 16, 2013

    I agree with the 2prior comments but once the child walks out the doors of their parents home they change. Personally I know alot of kids that have wonderful parents that lead them down the correct path but as soon as they get up with their friends they are bad so you can fully blame it on Parents unless they are just absolutely not doing their parental duty. high school i thought i was a bad boy but when i got home It was yes mam and yes sir when i hung out with my friends we did plenty of things that could of gotten us arrested I am an african american that grew up with both parents in the house no step parents. I lived in a christian household my parents made my 2brothers and i attend church every wednesday and sunday as soon as my brothers and i got out of my parents site we where hanging w/ the wrong crowd because we thought it was cool and my parents rules at home SUCKED You should know the full story before judging the parent you never know one of their parents could be a pastor

  • 678devilish Aug 16, 2013

    Regardless of age, these two should at least see 50 years in prison. A life was taken for no good reason. If parents would raise their sons in the right way, then they would have no reason to go down the wrong path. On their way to prison, they will listen or face the dire consequences once they enter the doors of prison. Many days and even now they wish things had been different. Keep your hands off of loaded or empty guns. That would be a start young men.

  • 678devilish Aug 16, 2013

    17 and 15 year old involved in a shooting death. Where are these "children's" parents single or not. Neither one had any business with a loaded gun. Period! Is this how certain parents of today are raising their children. They are children because they are under 18 years of the legal age 18. Pray for all of our young people. Someone needs to direct them in the rifht path. Thanks to the many parents who are raising their sons and daughters in the right way.