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Argument led to shooting deaths of 2 on Rembrandt Drive, police say

2 mem arrested on murder charges in dispute that began over phone


(Editor’s note: This report has been updated to included the names of the shooting victims and the arrests of two men on murder charges.)

Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting that investigators say was sparked by an argument over the phone between two groups of men, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

The dead men were identified as Aljarez Elliott, 18, and Alzy Diamond, 24, both of Fayetteville, a news release said. Early Thursday, the Police Department announced the arrests of two men on charges of first-degree murder.

The shootings were reported just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Rembrandt Drive. 

Investigators said Elliott, Diamond, and several others were hanging out at a home when they became involved in a dispute over the phone with Tyrone Demetrius Washington, 21, and Treshaun Lewis Geddie, 21, both of Fayetteville.

Washington and Geddie went to the Rembrandt Drive home, and an altercation ensued. Elliott and Diamond were shot dead, and two other men were injured, a news release said.

One of the injured men is in critical condition, and the other has non-life-threatening injuries, according to a police news release. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Washington and Geddie were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder; 2 counts of attempted first-degree murder; felony conspiracy; and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, the release said.

Both were held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under no bond.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact Detective D. Arnett at 910-929-2565 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-8477 or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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