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Fayetteville police investigating after woman shot, killed at own home

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Fayetteville police are investigating a homicide that occurred Monday night, a news release said.

Officers responded to a call about a reported shooting at the 1600 block of Slater Avenue at about 9:48 p.m. Monday. 


The preliminary investigation determined that a suspect made contact with the victim, produced a handgun, shot the victim, and fled the scene.

Officials said both the suspect and victim are adults. Police said the victim, identified as 28-year-old Nekeshia Washington, was shot at her home and was found in the front yard.

No other information was available.

The release said a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crimestoppers for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective C. Crews with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-751-1046, or to call Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS.

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