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Fayetteville police seek second man in Ya-Ya Food Mart homicide

Posted July 23, 2009 6:40 a.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2009 8:26 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville homicide detectives are now searching for two men who are wanted in the shooting death of a Ya-Ya Food Mart owner on June 27.

Police issued warrants Wednesday for the arrest of Shane Tradale Johnson, 20, of 545 Hilliard Drive.

He is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Waheed Abdulla, 30, who died as a result of a gunshot wound from a stray bullet. Johnson also has outstanding warrants for other crimes.

Police are also looking for Michael Antoine McLaurin, 27, who is wanted in the food mart shooting as well. On July 10, officers charged him with first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon. As of Thursday, McLaurin was still on the loose.

McLaurin’s last known address was 628 Wilma St. He is considered armed and dangerous because he has a long criminal history involving violent felonies, according to police.

The charges stem from a shooting at the Ya-Ya Food Mart, 3122 Murchison Road. Police said Abdulla went outside to break up a disturbance around 1 a.m., and gunfire erupted.

When police arrived, they found Abdulla's body lying on the floor inside the business and another man, Demetrius Deshawn Johnson, 20, of 545 Hilliard Drive, dead in the front passenger seat of a vehicle in front of the business.

It's unclear if Shane Johnson and Demetrius Johnson are related.

Anyone with information is urged to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856. To leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 (TIPS).