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A year later, murder of NCCU student remains unsolved

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One year later, no break has been made in the case.

A CrimeStoppers reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in connection with the 2015 murder of 21-year-old Dwight "DJ" Dewayne Grayer of Fayetteville.

Grayer, who had been a student at North Carolina Central University, died a year ago this week.

"We wait day in and day out to hear something, if they found somebody who did this to him," said his mother, Annettee Grayer. "We're just waiting, and it's been torture on us. It's really been hard on us."

Grayer was shot shortly after 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2015, at the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road. He was in his burgundy Chevrolet Impala, on Horton Road when a gray vehicle pulled next to his car and an occupant of the gray vehicle fired several shots.

Investigators later learned that the suspect vehicle, believed to be a gray Hyundai Elantra, had been sitting in the parking lot of the Joy Mart at the intersection of Duke Street and Horton Road before pulling out and stopping next to the driver's side of Grayer's car.


The driver and passenger were both described only as black men. The passenger fired the shots, according to investigators. The suspects turned left and fled northbound on Duke Street.

Grayer was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He died as a result of his injuries on Sept. 17, 2015. A passenger in Grayer's vehicle was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. M.E. Richards at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29320 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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