Man sought in Fayetteville murder arrested in Richmond County

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Monday, July 24, 2023
Deputies searching for suspect in Fayetteville homicide
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting on Dudley Road in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man wanted for murder in a deadly Cumberland County shooting was arrested early Monday, the sheriff's office said Monday.

On Saturday, deputies responded to calls about a verbal disturbance just after 8 p.m. in the 4200 block of Dudley Road. When deputies arrived they found Bryant Thomas King, 34, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Sunday, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office obtained warrants on Hamzah Abdullah Thompson of Fayetteville. He is being charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of King.

Thompson, 20, was arrested just before 12:30 a.m. Monday in Rockingham. He is being held at the Richmond County Detention Center.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is asked to please call Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant C. Zwan at (910) 677-5503 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.

NOTE: Video is from a previous report.