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One person killed in shooting near Cumberland courthouse

Posted December 17, 2014 4:40 p.m. EST
Updated December 17, 2014 11:13 p.m. EST

— One person was shot and killed near the Cumberland County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Person and Cool Spring streets after the driver of a silver Chevrolet Impala, identified as Paul Chappell, 25, was confronted by someone he knew, Fayetteville police said. Chappell was shot while inside the vehicle, then drove a short distance before crashing into a parked vehicle inside a parking lot at 235 Person Street, police said.

Chappell was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he later died.

A suspect was taken into custody outside the courthouse, authorities said. That person's information was not immediately released.

Investigators believe the shooting may have been a domestic incident.

A baby in the vehicle was not injured.