FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man was shot and killed by his teenage neighbor overnight, officials confirmed Saturday morning.
Jesse James McDowell, 20, was located inside a home in the 300 block of Grouper Drive in Fayetteville at 11:26 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene upon arrival by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Homicide detectives identified, charged and arrested 19-year-old Amaru Edward Barnes in McDowell’s murder. He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond for first-degree murder.
Barnes’ first court appearance is Monday at 2:30 p.m.
This shooting remains under investigation.