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Man wanted in Fayetteville murder arrested in Georgia

Posted December 19, 2018 8:24 p.m. EST

— A man wanted in connection with the April shooting death of a Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday in Georgia.

Officers were called to a home on St. Louis Street just after midnight on April 26 after a person fired shots from the roadway into a home, striking two people.

Demarko McEachern, 20, died as a result of his injuries and Carolyn McEachern, 70, received non-life threatening injuries.

Terrance J. Melvin, 22, was charged in May with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, discharging a weapon into occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with the incident.

Melvin was arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Savannah, Georgia without incident. He was being held in a Georgia jail, pending extradition to North Carolina.