FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville police announced Wednesday they have arrested a man in connection to a December homicide.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, officers said they arrested 34-year-old Anthony Evers Jr. along the 200 block of Bobbie St.

Police said he shot 35-year-old Markus McKnight at about 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2022 along the 300 block of Cude St.

(Ray Duffy/CBS 17)

McKnight was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to the police department.

The circumstances of the shooting remain unknown.

Evers Jr. is charged with:

  • First-degree murder
  • Discharge firearm within enclosure to incite fear
  • Possession of firearm by felon

He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail under no bond.

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Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective A. Wolford at (910) 705-2141 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by clicking here and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app.