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Neighbor accused of shooting neighbor

Posted May 2, 2011 5:21 p.m. EDT
Updated May 2, 2011 5:23 p.m. EDT

— A Spring Lake man has been arrested on allegations that he shot his neighbor during an argument.

Desmond Andre Buckmire, 19, of 207 Scarborough St., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting injury following the dispute.

It happened late Saturday night in front of Buckmire's home, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said Buckmire shot Richard Frederick Jefferson, 23, in the left upper torso and lower right leg and that, as Jefferson tried to crawl away, Buckmire also shot him in the right foot and left hand.

Jefferson was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

Buckmire was in the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he was being held under a $10,000 secured bond Monday afternoon.