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Fayetteville police need help solving fatal shooting

A 23-year-old man who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in what investigators believe was an attempted robbery died early Wednesday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville police said.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police are asking for the public's help finding two men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday night.

Tyrone Alonzo Shepard, 23, was walking home on Callahan Circle around 9 p.m. when two men got out of a car, tried to rob him and then shot him when he resisted.

Shepard's brother, L.C. Shepard, said he was there when it happened.

"I witnessed this first hand," he said. "I ran up when the guy had the gun on my brother."

L.C. Shepard saw that person fire bullets into his little brother.

Police said the men got back into their car and took off, leaving Tyrone Shepard in the middle of the road.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

"I miss my brother, I want my brother, we did everything together, grew up together, raised together," L.C. Shepard said.

Surveillance images released Wednesday evening show a four-door car traveling along Callahan Circle moments before the shooting.
Investigators also found a baseball hat at the scene that they believe might have been worn by one of the people who shot Shepard. The black hat has the word "dope" on the front of it.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-587-3254 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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