Fayetteville apartment break-in suspect shot multiple times, killed by resident, police say

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times and killed following a break-in Monday morning.

UPDATE: Fayetteville man charged with shooting, killing apartment break-in suspect

Fayetteville police officers responded to a reported break-in in progress in the 1000-block of Cain Road around 6:19 a.m., according to a news release.

The department’s preliminary investigation shows that a resident of an apartment called 911 to report that her window was being broken and a suspect was trying to get inside. According to police, another resident, armed with a gun, shot at the suspect.

After shots were fired, the suspect fled and the person with the firearm followed the suspect to the intersection of Cain Road and Rogers Drive “where a physical disturbance [led] to more gunshots. The suspect was shot multiple times,” police said.

Officers “arrived very quickly and summoned emergency medical assistance,” authorities said. The suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The man has been identified as 40-year-old Cordell Spruill, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is asked to contact Detective A. Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 366-5853 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet.

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