On 6/15/2010 at 1:35am, Fayetteville Police responded to a shooting at the Sports Fan Grill and Pub, located at 3360 Village Drive. Upon arrival, officers located one white male victim with a bullet wound to the torso. According to witnesses, an argument between McCloskey and the victim escalated to the point where McCloskey shot the victim and then fled on foot. McCloskey was located a short time later at the corner of Village Drive and Ireland Drive. The victim was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Michael Edward McCloskey, 32, of 16 Briar Circle. McCloskey was charged with First Degree Murder and is being held in the Cumberland County Jail with no bond. Please see attached for mug shot of McCloskey and the location of the shooting.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.