On Monday afternoon, police were involved in a car chase while searching for Demonte Deon Jones, 27, the second murder suspect. He turned himself in Tuesday.
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The search started Monday after officers recognized Jones as a passenger in a 2009 Toyota Venza in the area of Fisher Road and Strickland Bridge Road. Police said the driver has been identified as Joseph Matthew jackson, 25, of the 3300 block of Dandelion Lane.
This is home where the driver Joseph Jackson was found. Jackson was involved in crash during pursuit on Raeford Rd near Skibo Rd. pic.twitter.com/N3UepoACmq— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) February 20, 2017
Police said the Toyota fled when officers tried to stop the vehicle, which was reported stolen from Cumberland County in January.
During the pursuit, police said Jackson struck another vehicle at Raeford Road and Skibo Road while attempted to avoid officers.
The occupants of the vehicle that was struck by the Toyota were not seriously injured.
Officers lost sight of the Toyota at Owen Drive near Cumberland Road. After a canvass effort that included other law enforcement agencies, police got a tip that led them to the vehicle.
The Toyota was found at a residence in the area of Dandelion Drive and Dragonfly Drive. Jackson was taken into custody.
Demonte Jones is believed to have taken off into these woods. Police don't think he's still in the immediate area pic.twitter.com/8x50NHzuIX— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) February 20, 2017
Jones was not found at the scene and may have escaped into a wooded area.
The crime: Man shot in car, later dies
It happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of Strickland Bridge Road near the Applecross Avenue intersection.
The people in the house at the time were not hurt.
Police said Sunday that the shooting victim, 26-year-old Rakeen McGoogan, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Monday, detectives announced 20-year-old Brian Lamar Martin Jr. of Raeford is charged with first-degree murder in the case.
Martin and Jones area being held without bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center.
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