Deadly shooting suspect identified after stealing gun from family member, police say

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
Deadly shooting suspect identified after stealing gun, police say
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A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, Karon Peair Streets, robbed a family member of a handgun on North Windsor Drive and then opened fire on a home on South Windsor Dr

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police say they have identified a shooting suspect after he stole a gun from a family member.

Detectives said they are looking for 19-year-old Karon Peair Streets in connection with the shooting that killed one person. Police consider him armed and dangerous.

On Friday evening, police announced they had obtained a warrant for Streets for first-degree murder.

At 8:13 p.m. on Thursday, police were sent to the 200 block of North Windsor Drive in reference to a robbery where a firearm was taken.

A short time later officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Windsor Drive where shots were fired and a man was struck in the arm and chest.

The victim, Cesar Ivan Viera-Medina, 33, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center but later died from his injuries.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen in the area of the 1200 block of Ramsey Street.

Police said Friday that Streets already had outstanding warrants.

"He did have warrants out for his arrest prior to this for attempted first-degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling as well as a felony larceny," said Sgt. Alpha Caldwell. "So there are warrants out for that at this point. But there are charges now that are coming, forthcoming due to this incident."

The relationship between the suspect and the victim is not yet known. Police are still trying to determine a motive.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective D. Arnett at (910) 929-2565 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).