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Man found shot to death in vacant home in Cumberland County


A man was found shot to death Monday morning in a vacant home in Cumberland County, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Omar Baker, 40, of Fayetteville. His body was found at 2:39 a.m. in a home near Charles Thigpen Drive and Doc Bennett Road.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates this was not a random shooting, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to contact homicide detective Sgt. R. Brinkley at 910-677-5463 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). 

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