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Man wanted in Fayetteville basketball court shooting

Posted April 17, 2012 8:19 a.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2012 10:16 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the shooting of a man and teenager at a crowded park in early April.

John Junior Carmichael II, 21, of 2558 Caledonia Circle, is wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police said that gunfire erupted during a fight on the basketball court in Seabrook Park, 716 Langdon St., on the evening of April 8. About 100 people were in the park at the time. Quenten Harley, 28, was critically injured, and D'Angelo Brown, 16, suffered minor injuries.

Police described Carmichael as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has the words "Johnny Boy" tattooed on his wrist.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Carmichael has four convictions from 2008, including possessing a weapon on campus and receiving a stolen vehicle, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He served a nine-month jail sentence after his probation for those crimes was revoked.