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A 19-year-old man was arrested after a shooting at Westover High School in Fayetteville on March 6 in which a 15-year-old boy suffered personal injuries from a stray bullet that was fired during the fight that broke out.
Police charged 19-year-old Terrance Donnell Johnson Jr. with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm on school property.
According to investigators, Johnson and several others were involved in an argument that began during a fashion show taking place at the school shortly after 10 p.m. The quarreling parties moved outside the building and the argument escalated into a fight in the parking lot.
During the fight, shots were fired, and a stray bullet struck the boy in the foot as he was exiting the high school, according to investigators. He received ambulance transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Sheriff’s Deputies revealed that the boy was a ninth-grade student at Westover, but would not release his name.
Police arrested Johnson shortly after the shooting and he was processed in the Cumberland County Detention Center on March 7.
His initial appearance in court was set for March 9.
A civil suit has been filed against Marvin Harrison, star receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, by a man who allegedly sustained personal injuries in a shooting in April in Philadelphia, Harrison’s hometown.
No charges have been filed against Harrison, nor has he been named as a suspect in the April 29 incident, which took place after he and Dwight Dixon, the alleged victim, allegedly fought near an auto-repair shop owned by Harrison.
Harrison has acknowledged being the owner of the gun used, but denies any involvement with the shooting, according to police. According to law enforcement officials, shell casings were found at the scene that had been fired from a Belgian-made FN5.7 firearm owned by Harrison.
Dixon claims that he sustained “serious and permanent” personal injuries of the arm, body, and other parts and suffered a “severe shock” to his nerves and nervous system, according to the suit. He seeks compensatory damages in excess of $50,000 and punitive damages in excess of $50,000.
The suit was filed on September 2 and claims that the 36-year-old NFL star “intentionally and outrageously shot” Dixon, though another part of the document claims that someone else could have shot him using Harrison’s gun.
On Monday, November 10, three men were arrested in connection to the death of a 16-year-old Fayetteville 71st High School student who sustained personal injuries in a shooting.
According to investigators, on November 6, Julius Whitsett was assaulted by two men and another shot him in the neck.
Whitsett was transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill via helicopter for treatment. He was released later in the week.
On Monday, 18-year-old Keenan Lemar Brown, 17-year-old Willie Howard Robinson, and 18-year-old Michael Adam Mathis were arrested by police.
Brown is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and conspiracy to commit assault.
Charges of simple assault, conspiracy to commit assault, and aiding and abetting a felony were filed against Robinson and Mathis.