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Fayetteville man charged with first-degree murder after 18-year-old killed in May

Posted December 6, 2022 9:29 a.m. EST
Updated December 6, 2022 10:48 a.m. EST

— Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with the May 7 shooting death of Lee Otis Evans Jr., 18, outside a Fayetteville apartment building.

On May 7 around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Treetop Drive after gunshots were reported in the area.

Authorities found Evans, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Seven months after the shooting, police arrested Khailil Johnson, 19. Johnson was charged with first-degree murder and was bring held at the Cumberland County Detention Center with no bond.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon at 910-729-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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