Police ID 2 teens killed in Fayetteville home invasion

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police have identified the people who were killed during a home invasion Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to a call regarding a home invasion at an apartment in the 6400 block of Brookstone Lane shortly after 5 p.m.

Hunter Markham, 19, of Fayetteville was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The other person who died was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile. His information will not be released due to his age. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

While officers were on their way to the call, they were notified that two people has been shot inside the residence by a male caller who said he shot two people that had broken into his residence, the news release read.

Officers confirmed when they arrived two were dead on the scene.

Saturday night, police said, “The preliminary investigation has revealed that two subjects were shot and killed after forcing entry into the residence.”

Police added that they are not sure if the crime was random.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Olsen at (910) 709-1958 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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