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Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting


The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend shooting in a motel parking lot that left one person dead.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a reported shooting at the Coliseum Inn on Gillespie Street. They found 29-year-old Donald Charles Owens III of Fayetteville, who had been shot in the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Owens was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He died Monday morning, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators want to speak with 28-year-old Damon Javone Ward of Fayetteville about the case, the Sheriff’s Office said in the release.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call Lt. A. Bean at 910-677-5496 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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