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Released: 5/20/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
Fayetteville Police Department
Suspect Arrested in Shooting

21-year old, Phillip Lawson was taken into custody last evening as a result a shooting incident that occurred on Suzanne Street.


Lawson was apprehended at 1001 Oakstone Drive, where he was charged with six counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Shooting into Occupied Property and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury. 


The nine-year old victim in this incident is currently in stable condition as a result of injuries he sustained during the incident.  The 19-year old male involved in the incident was grazed in the cheek by a bullet and has been treated and released.


The investigation in currently on-going, additional information will be released at such time it becomes available.


A photograph of Phillip Lawson is attached to this release.



Lawson, Phillip


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