Man charged with murder in death of paralyzed Fayetteville man

Damien Scott Boyd (Fayetteville Police Department)

The Fayetteville Police Department has obtained warrants charging Damien Scott Boyd with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of Hanee Heron Byrd, a wheelchair-bound man whose body was found dumped near a bus stop.

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Police with the Homicide Unit said Thursday night that the results of the autopsy completed on Byrd showed that he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

Boyd, 23, an acquaintance of Byrd's, is not in custody. He may still be driving a black, 2012 Ford Focus, bearing North Carolina license plate BLR-2895.

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The 37-year-old Byrd was paralyzed from a car accident more than two decades ago, and his body was discovered earlier this week in the wood line along Shaw Mill Road and Meharry Drive.

Byrd's family members said he was last seen around his Hawthorne Road home Saturday evening. He'd spent the night enjoying friends and family in the home he shared with his mother, but his sister said he got into a car with Boyd and was never seen alive again.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Damien Boyd, or this case, is asked to contact Detective J. Littlejohn with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-818-3468 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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