Raleigh man arrested after shooting outside restaurant near Fayetteville mall


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man has been arrested in connection with a broad-daylight shooting at a restaurant near a Fayetteville mall earlier this month, police said Sunday.

A man was shot in the face, neck and knee around 7:10 p.m. on May 10 outside the Smokey Bones restaurant adjacent to Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, police said.

Terekus Derrell Rogers, 34, of the 3500 block of Torbay Drive in Raleigh, who is a convicted felon, was soon identified as a suspect in the shooting, according to Fayetteville police.

On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., Rogers was caught by Fayetteville Police Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, along with members of the State Bureau of Investigation and the Raleigh Police Department, officials said Sunday afternoon.

Police told CBS North Carolina the victim and suspect knew each other and that there was a strong smell of marijuana at the shooting site.

Police also say the victim was at the restaurant alone before the shooting occurred. The suspect’s vehicle was caught on surveillance video.

One waitress’s car was struck by gun fire in the parking lot.

Rogers was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury, discharging a weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury, robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Fayetteville Police said.

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