Police: Victim identified in Fayetteville mall shooting


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – 8:30 update

Fayetteville police have identified the victim in a shooting that happened at the Cross Creek Mall on Friday.

Police say Edwin Dickerson, 52, was shot in his lower leg, near his calf muscle.

An investigation reveals that a near collision in the parking lot, near the Torrids department store, was the possible trigger for a shot being fired.

Police say the occupants of a white sedan and Dickerson on his motorcycle almost collided with one another, when suddenly a shot was fired from an occupant in the white sedan, striking Dickerson.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Fayetteville Police Detective J. Bisner at (910) 676-2597 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, 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.

A road rage incident led to a person being shot in the leg Friday afternoon near Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, police said.

Lt. Gary Womble said the passenger in the suspect vehicle fired the shot.

“They had some type of encounter where the one cut the other off, and somebody fired a shot from the white sedan at the motorcycle,” Lt. Womble said. 

Witnesses say the victim was on the ground and appeared to be in pain.

No other suspect information has been released. 

“It was busy this time of day, this could have been a more dangerous situation but it wasn’t an active shooter involvement at all,” Womble said. “There was nobody else in danger inside the mall area.”

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital.

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