Suspects, victim identified in Fayetteville McDonald's shooting

Monday, March 21, 2016
Suspects charged in McDonald's robbery
Suspects in the McDonald's robbery

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Two people were shot Monday afternoon at a Fayetteville McDonald's after the sale of a couple of cell phones turned into an attempted robbery, police said.

Police released the names of the suspects and the victim Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say Darius Keyshawn Joyner, 19, was robbed by 18-year-old Delon Russell-Dyer, 18-year-old Jairron Harrington, and 17-year-old Dustin Lane Tippett.

Delon Russell-Dyer, Jairron Harrington, Dustin Lane Tippett
image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department

Russell-Dyer and Jairron Harrington were shot during the robbery and were treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, police say.

All three suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of stolen property. They were taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center.

On Tuesday, the three suspects went before a judge and all three had their bonds raised from $50,000 to $250,000. The District Attorney said the bond increase was appropriate because the teens are suspects in a robbery from a few days ago.

The incident at the McDonald's happened about 4:30 p.m. at the McDonald's at 4115 Raeford Road, in a busy part of the city, Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock said.

Four people apparently met at the restaurant to finalize a Craigslist deal for the cell phone, Medlock said. Three teens planned to sell two cell phones to the fourth person, who was already waiting inside the restaurant.

During the transaction, police said, the three robbed Joyner with a handgun. Joyner then fired back with a handgun of his own inside inside the busy restaurant at the other three, striking two of teens.

The gunshot victims were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The restaurant was filled with customers, including families with children, police said. No bystanders were injured in the shootout, though an elderly woman was knocked to the ground as the three suspects ran out of the restaurant. Police caught up with them shortly afterward.

"We had families in the restaurant eating their dinner," Medlock said. "To have something like this occur, is extremely frustrating, extremely frustrating that we have young people under the age of 21 carrying guns."

The restaurant is closed while the investigation continues, but the drive-through remains open.

"A great example of why you have laws in the books to keep immature people from using weapons like this, so we have some work to do as a community," Medlock said. "I think we have work to do as a country, not to restrict gun ownership, but to restrict gun ownership from people that don't need to be carrying guns."

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective S. Yount or W. Lee with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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