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Released: 7/21/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
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Suspect Arrested in Tallywood

Fayetteville Police have made an arrest in a shooting incident that killed one man and injured another on Sunday, July 12th, 2009.


25-year old Avery Dennill Peterson, of 3957 Rosehill Road, was arrested this afternoon and charged with the First Degree murder of 27-year old Christopher Clark of 2570 Cumberland Creek Road, as well as the Attempted First Degree murder of 24-year old Dominic Tearry of 1109 Shaw Road. 


The investigation has revealed that Clark was shot while in the parking lot of the Tallywood Shopping Center with a bullet that was intended for Tearry.  Tearry received a minor flesh wound to his lower leg. 


Peterson is currently being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under no bond.  A photograph is attached below.

There is no further information to release in this incident.


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