Man dies in Fayetteville convenience store shooting, 4 charged

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Lee Otis Evans, Sherelle Marie Johnson, Kenneth Earl Rowe Jr and Shahidah Shakira Burrows (Fayetteville Police Department)

The man shot outside a Fayetteville convenience store following a neighbor dispute last week has died, and four people are now facing charges in connection with the incident.

The dispute escalated just after 8 p.m. on April 27 outside of the Time Savor Grocery at 5555 Murchison Road near Shaw Road.

Authorities said 52-year-old Jasper Artis was shot in the head and found lying on the sidewalk at the corner of Murchison Road and Shaw Road.

Artis died from his injuries after being removed from life support on Monday.

Shortly after the incident, detectives charged Artis' neighbors - 46-year-old Lee Otis Evans and 27-year-old Sherelle Marie Johnson, both of Schmidt Street - with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and felony conspiracy.

However, the couple is now charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Evans and Johnson are currently at the Cumberland County Detention Center where they both remain without bond.

Detectives have also arrested 29-year-old Shahidah Shakira Burrows and 34-year-old Kenneth Earl Rowe Jr, both of Gertrude Street, charging each with felony accessory after the fact.

Authorities said Burrows' and Rowe's charges stem from giving false information to detectives and delaying the identification and arrest of Evans and Johnson, in connection with the shooting.

Burrows and Rowe have each been placed in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Detective Figueroa with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 273-0661 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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