2-17-2011 North Carolina:
A man was killed in a volley of gunfire Wednesday afternoon that broke out along Ramsey Street near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fayetteville police said.
The victim, Patrick Donte Lloyd, 27, of White Oak, was found dead in a duplex at 108 Facility Drive after patrol officers found the back door of the home open and entered, police spokesman Sgt. John Somerindyke said.
Detectives were questioning several people Wednesday night but had made no arrests.
Police were called to two afternoon reports of shots being fired in the area, but it wasn't known whether they were related, Somerindyke said.
Officers first were summoned to the 2100 block of Ramsey Street at 1:56 p.m. for a report of shots being fired from a black vehicle, he said. The vehicle soon was seen in the area by an officer responding to the call.
"Officers got in the area pretty quick and saw it. It fit the description; it was travelling at a high rate of speed," Somerindyke said. "When they tried to stop it, it refused."
The driver of the suspect vehicle led police on a short chase to North Street, where the vehicle stopped and its two occupants got out and ran, he said. One man was captured a short time later, though the man was not immediately identified.
While on the scene at North Street, police received another call about shots being fired on Facility Drive off Ramsey Street, he said. Officers responding to that call checked the home at 108 Facility St. and found the back door open, Somerindyke said. A subsequent search revealed Lloyd had been shot and killed in the home.
According to Department of Correction records, Lloyd served 16 months in prison after being convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2005. He was convicted in 2007 of two counts of selling cocaine and served 13 months in prison.
In 2007, he was again convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison.
Lloyd was a registered sex offender, according to the state registry. His address is listed as the 7200 block of River Road in White Oak. A police spokesman said he didn't know what Lloyd was doing in the home on Facility Drive.
At the crime scene Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 police cars clogged Facility Drive and the parking lot of a gas station, which was sealed off with yellow police tape, at the corner of Ramsey Street. Orange markers on Facility Drive marked at least five shell casings that had fallen to the pavement in front of the home. Officers were seen photographing areas in the back of the home.
Vaden Hill, 37, who lives across Ramsey Street from the shooting, said he was coming outside as the shooting unfolded. He said he saw a man running from behind a wooden privacy fence that separates the home from the gas station. The man had a gun and was firing toward the home as he ran to the gas station, he said.
"He was still shooting when he was coming around the corner," Hill said. "There was a black Dodge Charger sitting right here waiting for him, but there was another car on the other side (of the parking lot), too. He ran up to the first car, yelled at it, said something, hopped in the car, rolled to the next car. They said something to each other and they raced down the street."
Hill said he didn't recognize the vehicles or the shooter. They both drove off south on Ramsey Street, he said.
Another neighbor from across Ramsey Street, Frank Bowles, 47, said he was working outside when he heard about seven shots ring out. He went over to see what was going on and saw a black Charger bolting down Ramsey Street, he said.
Bowles said he knew the occupant of the property, and the victim was not him.
"Apparently, whoever ran in there, ran in there to seek refuge," Bowles said. ..Source.. James Halpin, Staff writer
Suspect wanted in Fayetteville slaying
Fayetteville, N.C. — Police were searching Wednesday for a Fayetteville man who has been named as a suspect in a fatal shooting last week.
Rinald Anthony Jackson, 28, is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the Feb. 16 death of Patrick Donte Lloyd, 27, of White Oak. Police said Lloyd was found shot to death inside a home at 108 Facility Drive.
Jackson, who also goes by Cuervo, has a distinguishing tattoo between his eyes, police said. He is known to frequent the areas of Murchison Road and Colony Place Apartments.
Police cautioned that Jackson is armed and dangerous. He has previous convictions for assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a policeman, possession of a firearm by a felon and selling drugs, according to state Department of Correction records. ..Source.. by WRAL.com
Fayetteville Man Arrested In Connection With Facility Dr. Murder
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A Fayetteville man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Feb. 16 murder on Facility Drive.
The Federal Marshal Violent Fugitives Task Force apprehended Rinald Anthony Jackson, 28, Monday morning at a private residence on the 5000 block of Morganton Road.
Jackson was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder in the Feb. 16 shooting death of Patrick Lloyd.
Lloyd was found dead at a home at 108 Facility Drive.
Jackson is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center. ..Source.. by WNCT.com