Man found dead behind Spring Lake apartment identified

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Devante Saquan Tart (image courtesy Spring Lake police)

Spring Lake police are investigating after a man was found shot to death Saturday afternoon behind an apartment complex.

Officers responded around 2:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of King Street.

Police said the victim was found near the fence line in the back of the building. According to authorities, it appears he was shot at a different location and his body was taken to the vacant apartment building.

On Sunday, authorities identified the victim as Devante Saquan Tart, 24, of Dunn.

No word yet on any suspects.

The Spring Lake Police Department is requesting the public's assistance and asking anyone with information regarding the victim's identity and with any information regarding his death, to please contact Spring Lake detectives at (910) 436-0350 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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