Man, woman dead in Fayetteville murder-suicide

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Man, woman dead in Fayetteville murder-suicide
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A man and woman in a relationship are dead from a murder-suicide in Fayetteville on Thursday morning.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man and woman involved in a domestic relationship are dead from a murder-suicide in Fayetteville on Thursday morning.

It happened in the 900 block of Miller Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

Fayetteville Police Department received a call about a shooting at a home in the area. When they arrived, they found a man kneeling in the roadway.

When officers approached, that man pointed a gun at himself and fired.

Xamegga Whitfield, 25, of Miller Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was identified as Michael Cintel Culpepper, 20, also of Miller Avenue. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

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Police said detectives found video that shows Culpepper shooting Whitfield in the roadway before turning the weapon on himself.

Miller Avenue and Lenoir Street has been reopened for traffic in all directions.

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