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Fayetteville Mother Seeks Justice for Slain Son

Posted January 8, 2007 9:57 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville mother is pleading for the public's help in finding her son's killer.

Stephanie McLean and police officers passed out fliers Monday in the area near Quail Meadow Drive in Fayetteville's Cliffdale West subdivision, where her son, Jermaine Moore, 22, was shot two days before Christmas.

McLean said her son went to a house there to visit a friend when somebody drove up at about 10:45 p.m. and opened fire.

Detectives said there were several individuals at the house at the time of the shooting and that the gunman stopped by to see someone other than Moore.

But witnesses could not give a good description, authorities said, because the assailant was wearing a hood. He drove off in a white four-door car with a rear spoiler.

Investigators know few other details about what happened and have not named any suspects or any motives for the shooting.

"To lose my child to the street, and he's not of the street -- I need answers," McLean said Monday as she distributed fliers, tacking them up in the neighborhood and taping them onto fronts of nearby businesses.

Moore had finished U.S. Army basic training in November and had been assigned to Fort Bragg.

"For the month that they had him, he made such an impact on his military family," McLean said. "They loved him. They respected him."

McLean said she last heard from her son Dec. 23. He told her he was off to visit a friend, not to worry and that he would see her on Christmas Eve.

"We prayed together. And somebody took my child's life," McLean said.

Anyone with information on Moore's shooting should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1879 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-8477.