Fayetteville police officers were called about the shooting just after 10:30 p.m. on Scotland Drive.
When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Quention Solomon suffering from a gunshot wound. He was then taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Family, friends and witnesses said Solomon was walking to the store with a friend to buy cigarettes when two other men cut them off along Scotland Drive, and demanded money.
Solomon's friend handed over a cell phone and $3. Solomon, with $1 on him, apparently told the men he had nothing to give, and that's when he was shot in the chest.
Solomon's girlfriend, who is the mother of his two sons, told ABC11 that the couple had recently moved to Fayetteville for employment and to escape violence in Greenville.
"This is the stuff you see on TV," said Katherine Newborn, Solomon's girlfriend. "The same thing you see people going on TV. The pain and all is real. Now it's happening to me."
Newborn said Solomon's body is now en route to Kinston for burial.
Late Tuesday afternoon, detectives arrested and charged 18-year-old Justin Quavon Shumpert in connection with Solomon's death.
Shumpert is charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.