Man found shot to death in Fayetteville backyard, another dies in surgery, police say

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Police are investigating after two men were shot to death Tuesday morning in Fayetteville.

Police responded to the 1800-block of Slater Avenue to a shots fired call around 12:13 a.m.

On arrival, officers said they found the body of 24-year-old Trevonte Dawaine Parker in the backyard.

Parker has been shot multiple times.

While at the scene, officers were alerted to another shooting victim that had just arrived at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in a personal vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

Devante Britton-Watson

That victim, identified as Cortez Shadique Robinson, 20, of Fayetteville died in surgery, according to officials.

Police did not say if the two men shot each other or if they’re looking for any suspects. On Feb. 9, police said they were looking for Devante Britton-Watson, 22, of Spring Lake.

Authorities said Watson “is believed to have information regarding this investigation.”

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Vernon at (910) 729-2525 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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