Deputies arrest Fayetteville man wanted in Hope Mills shooting death

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Deputies seek Fayetteville man wanted in Hope Mills shooting death
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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot and killed Friday.

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that a Fayetteville man wanted in connection with a deadly Hope Mills shooting on Friday has been arrested in Georgia.

Zachary Maurice Richardson, 34, was arrested in Jesup, Georgia, by local deputies in Wayne County on Tuesday morning.

He is awaiting extradition back to Cumberland County.

Zachary Maurice Richardson
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

The shooting happened just before 10:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Town Street in Hope Mills.

On Saturday, deputies identified the victim as Lowell Anderson, 58, of Fayetteville.

Later that night, homicide detectives named Richardson as the suspect.

The sheriff's office said the public assisted in tracking down Richardson, who was considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with further information about Richardson's this case is asked to please call Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detective Sgt. J. McLeod at (910) 677-6592 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.