Bullet grazes person's head outside Fayetteville store

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
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Antwan Brown, 20, has been charged in a shooting that happenend outside of a Fayetteville business

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police are investigating after a person fired shots at a vehicle outside of a store on Clinton Road.

Authorities said it happened around 2:30 p.m. outside of the Day & Night III gas station.

Police said a group of people, who are known to each other, got into some sort of fight in the store's parking lot. The suspect pulled out a gun and fired shots at a vehicle, grazing a person on the head. The victim, 27-year-old Douglas Smith, does not have life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said Thursday they charged 20-year-old Nicholas Jones with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Police said the driver of the vehicle Smith was in was 23-year-old Antwan Brown. He was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon for accelerating his car toward Jones during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the assault is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department by calling 911 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and 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).