Fayetteville police make arrest in murder of decorated Army veteran

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Jameel Malik Davidson (image courtesy Dade County Sheriff's Office )

The Fayetteville Police Department says a man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a decorated United States Army veteran.

Wednesday, January 18, 86-year-old Gerald "Jerry" Gillespie was found dead in an apartment in the 5 block of Briar Circle after his family contacted police because they hadn't heard from him.

Police said 21-year-old Jameel Malik Davidson was captured in Miami by US Marshals. He's also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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Police said Davidson lived in the same apartment complex as Gillespie.



Davidson now faces extradition back to North Carolina from Florida.

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