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Released: 12/16/2008 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Amari

Fayetteville Police have made an arrest for yesterday’s shooting incident at 7038 Amarillo Drive.


Officers responded to the above address at 1355 hours on Monday afternoon after receiving a 911 call regarding a shooting.  Upon arriving on scene, officers found the victim, 40-year old Ralph Winkfield Jr., of the same address, sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.  Winkfield was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital, by ambulance, where he later died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. 


The initial investigation led detectives to 26-year old, Zarron Winkfield, the victim’s nephew.  Winkfield was subsequently arrested last evening and charged with First Degree Murder.  He is being held in the Cumberland County Jail under no bond.    

There will be no further information released on this incident as the investigation is continuing.


A photograph of Zarron Winkfield is attached to this release. 




At approximately 1355 hours today, Fayetteville Police Officers responded to a shooting at 7038 Amarillo Drive.


Preliminary reports indicate the victim as being a black male in his late thirties to early forties.  The victim who is currently listed in serious condition was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his side and a gunshot wound to his arm. 


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