Suspect arrested in Fayetteville teen's death
FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a Fayetteville teenager who was shot early Thursday morning in Fayetteville.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. during a party at the Reserve at Carrington Place apartment complex in the 4200 block of Tatum Drive near Reilly Road.
Authorities said several people were at a pool party at the complex when some of them got into an argument.
During the altercation, police said 23-year-old Tabari Ali Hashim shot 16-year-old Ashton Foxx, who was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where police say he later died.
Police say Hashim was arrested at his home around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, friends and classmates and teammates have tried to comfort each other.
"He was cool with everybody. Who wouldn't like Ashton?" asked Foxx's friend, Kevin Anderson.
Foxx was a Westover basketball standout.
In an email statement, Westover basketball coach George Stackhouse said "I feel blessed to have known and coached Ashton. His personality was infectious. He was honest, loyal and thoughtful. He was liked by those who knew him and loved by us that knew him well. He was like a son to me and a brother to his teammates. We will miss him dearly."
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
cumberland county, shooting, local/state
- North Carolina ties to Craigslist murder
- Heart of Carolina Food Drive wrapping up soon
- South African police prepare for Mandela ceremony
- Man must pay $50K after breaking up with fiancee
- Second suspect named in double murder 53 min ago
- World leaders to speak at massive Mandela memorial 5 min ago
- Reward doubled in Mount Olive murders 10 min ago
- Deputy hits deer, tree in Moore County 24 min ago
- New American Airlines emerges as deal closes 3 min ago
- Storm snarls travel; power outages persist 2 min ago
- Art Pope says he's sad about Roses, Maxway pickets 43 min ago
- Audit shows problems with NC Tracks
- Car drives off bridge, into Harnett County creek
- Bicyclist charged with DWI
- abc11.com home
- Site Map
- Advertise with Us
- Contact Us
- Online Public Inspection File
- Technical Help