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Man charged in fatal shooting of Fayetteville teen


A man has been arrested in South Carolina and charged in the May 13 shooting death of a Fayetteville teenager on Yadkin Road, the Fayetteville Police Department said.

Lamon Isaiah Townsend, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder, the department said in a release. His address was not immediately available. Townsend was arrested Wednesday in Bennettsville, South Carolina, by members of the U.S.Marshals Service Task Force.

Townsend is in jail in South Carolina pending extradition to Fayetteville.  

Townsend is charged in the death of a 17-year-old who was shot along the 5700 block of Yadkin Road. The Police Department has not released the teenager’s name, citing his age.

A spokesman for the Police Department said Townsend and the teen "were known to each other.''

No other information about the investigation was immediately available.

Officers responded to a reported shooting in the parking lot on the 5700 block of Yadkin Road around 7:40 p.m. They found the male teen, who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center but died as a result of his injuries, police said.


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