Man charged after fatal shooting between cars in Fayetteville

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Joseph Alexander Cason Jr. (image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department) (image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

The Fayetteville Police Department says a man is charged after a shooting between people in two cars left a person dead Sunday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m., 28-year-old Thomas Durane Evans was found with a fatal gunshot wound at a home in the 1100 block of Strickland Bridge Road.

Police said Evans had been in an argument with 22-year-old Joseph Alexander Cason Jr. in the parking lot of a Food Lion on Raeford Road.

Investigators said Evans may have shot at Cason and then fled in a car. Cason gave chase, and kept shooting at Evans as they drove down Raeford Road. The two vehicles turned right on Strickland Bridge Road with the gunfire continuing.

One bullet went through the window of a woman's van as they passed and lodged in her headrest. She was not hurt.

After shooting Evans, police said Cason fled the scene.

He's charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He's being held without bond.

Detectives said on March 27, there was another incident where Evans' older brother Antonio showed up at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said they later determined Cason was the shooter in that case too.

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