Next of kin notification has been made and the suspect involved with the incident on November 30, 2012 has been identified as Montrez Javon Virgil (25 years old). The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the officer involved shooting and all further questions regarding the investigation should be directed to their office.
Montrez Javon Virgil, 25 years old
Last known address: 2532 Mesa Dr, Fayetteville NC
On November 30, 2012 around 2:30AM, Fayetteville Police responded to a report of a business robbery at the Shell Gas Station located at 8385 Cliffdale Road. When a suspect armed with a rifle entered the business, the clerk exited and notified police. A Fayetteville Police Officer was near the business at the time and responded to the scene less than a minute after being first dispatched. When Officers arrived, the suspect was observed inside of the business and a perimeter was established around the building. Cliffdale Road was blocked to traffic to ensure the safety of motorists and nearby homes were evacuated as well. In addition, Crisis Negotiators were brought in an attempt to talk the suspect out of the building peacefully.
Around 7AM, the suspect fired a shot through the store window towards the officers, but no one was injured. A short while later, the suspect exited the building with the rifle and started to move towards the officers. The officers repeatedly told the suspect to drop the gun, but he refused. As a result, he was shot. Emergency crews were on hand and began immediate medical treatment. The suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
As is standard operating procedure anytime there is an officer involved shooting, the State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the shooting and all questions regarding the investigation should be directed to their office.
Due to an ongoing incident involving a barricaded suspect, Cliffdale Road is temporarily closed from Rim Road to Hoke Loop Road, all traffic that feeds onto the closed stretch of Cliffdale Road is being re-routed through the neighborhoods. More information will be released as it becomes available.