Monday, July 15, 2024

Fayetteville police arrest man who allegedly killed a man and injured three others


Police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, say they have arrested a man whom they believe killed another man and injured three others on Saturday.

On Monday, Fayetteville police announced the arrest of 21-year-old Rav’von Jimani Sparks, a resident of Fayetteville, who has been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Emmanuel Lashon Smith.

Rav'von Jimani Sparks
Rav’von Jimani Sparks
Emmanuel Lashon Smith

According to a press release, at approximately 9:27 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a shots fired notification from Shot Spotter and received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting along the 1500 block of Slater Avenue.

1500 block of Slater Avenue
1500 block of Slater Avenue

Upon arrival, officers were notified by EMS that four individuals had been transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

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Fayetteville police said that in addition to the murder charge, Sparks has been charged with one count of felony conspiracy, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Police said that at the time of the shooting, Sparks was on probation in Ohio, but his probation was transferred to Cumberland County. After conducting a search of jail records, it was discovered that Sparks was on probation for receiving stolen goods.

The Cumberland County Detention Center shows that Sparks remains in custody without the bail.

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Gerald Jackson
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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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