Man dies after being shot multiple times in Fayetteville carjacking: Police

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Man shot and killed during Fayetteville carjacking: Police
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Fayetteville Police said the victim, Rickie Pernell McMillan Jr., was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A suspect is on the loose after shooting and killing a man during a carjacking, Fayetteville Police said.

At 12:36 a.m., Tuesday, officers responded to B Street for the report of a shooting. When they arrived they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

Rickie Pernell McMillan Jr., 39, was taken to a hospital where he later died.

A preliminary investigation found that McMillan drove his car to the 200 block of B Street when an unknown suspect approached the vehicle and demanded the keys at gunpoint, according to police.

The suspect then shot McMillan multiple times and fled the scene in the victim's white Dodge Challenger Hell Cat with a black hood.

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Police said there was a second person in the car as well; McMillan's family said that person was a close friend, and he managed to escape the vehicle.

McMillan's family said they are distraught to lose their loved one like this.

Not only does McMillan leave behind a 4-year-old son and a fiance, but they said this is the fifth family member they've lost in only about a year.

His sister told ABC11 the family believes the suspect may have driven to Florida. She said the family is getting bank notifications of large purchases on McMillian's accounts in that area.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Bergamine at (910) 705-2093 or call Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477. Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.