FAYETTEVILLE — Two Sampson County residents, considered armed and dangerous, are being sought in a weekend shooting that killed one person and seriously wounded another, Fayetteville Police officials said Wednesday.
Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit have issued warrants on two suspects, Izaiah Jamal Blue, 20, of the 5900 block of Pine Ridge Road, Faison, and Jalyn La-Scott Phillips, 19, of the 11500 block of Keener Road, Faison.
Blue and Phillips are wanted on charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon intending to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious conspiracy to commit robbery.
“They should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said in a statement released late Wednesday afternoon. “Detectives are encouraging friends and family of these two young men to have them surrender to law enforcement. Detectives are actively investigating this fatal shooting and additional charges may be forthcoming.”
While both individuals have addresses in Faison, they are known to frequent Clinton and may be operating a black 2017 GMC Arcadia with a North Carolina registration of EKM-8858, police said. Lt. Todd Joyce, public information officer for Fayetteville Police Department, said other suspects may also be charged depending on what the investigation reveals.
Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:24 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Carlie C’s located at 690 South Reilly Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed a male subject, Nisier Nuriddin, 20, and a female subject, Tontaria Lunsford, 20, were shot in the parking lot. Nuriddin was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition and has since succumbed to injuries he sustained. Lunsford was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with any information regarding the homicide or the whereabouts of Blue or Phillips is asked to contact Sergeant R. Woolard with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-391-0116 or Detective L. Donegain at 910-489-3925.
Individuals can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 910-483-TIPS (8477) and information can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.
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