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Fayetteville couple involved in fatal shooting had history of domestic violence

Posted June 29, 2015 5:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2015 7:11 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man killed over the weekend in an apparent domestic dispute had been charged three times with domestic violence since the beginning of 2014, according to court records.

Vlowski Hampton, 28, was shot early Sunday in his home at 5674 Bear Creek Circle. His wife, Eva Lynn Hampton, 35, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Police said Eva Hampton drove to the Fayetteville Police Department with her gun and calmly told an officer what she had done.

According to court documents, she said she and her husband got into a dispute that turned into a physical fight inside the home. They briefly calmed down, and her husband left the room, she told police.

Eva Hampton then took a handgun she had hidden in the fireplace and moved the gun to the sofa, she told police.

The fight resumed a short time later, she said, and Vlowski Hampton started beating her from behind and choking her. She pulled the gun from the couch, told him not to come closer and shot him when he charged at her, she told police.

Neighbor Randy Bryant called the shooting a tragedy.

"That's no way to deal with the situation," Bryant said. "If you can't get along, then move on. Life is too short for this kind of tragedy."

Eva Hampton was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $350,000 bond.