Men killed in double homicide

Two men were shot dead in Lumber Bridge last week, and investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have identified a person of interest in connection with the case.

Jarel Robinson, 20, and Anthony Davis, 19, both of Fayetteville were shot and killed Wednesday, June 22, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded just before 9 p.m. to the area of McGougan Road in reference to an emergency call about a possible shooting. First responders located Robinson and Davis on the 1300 block of McGougan Road. Emergency medical services pronounced both men dead at the scene.

Authorities notified the victims’ next of kin and began an investigation. As of Tuesday there had not been any arrests, but law enforcement has identified a person of interest in the case.

“At this time, this investigation is currently ongoing and there is a person of interest,” the sheriff’s office said in a press statement.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to please contact Det. M. Chavis at the sheriff’s office, (910) 875-5111.

Davis is survived by his parents, Chukwuemeka and Sharan Okehi; grandfather, Edward Edwards; two grandmothers, Kathleen Hepburn-Okehi and Roseline Okehi; six sisters, six brothers, and many extended family members. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Robinson is survived by his mother, Kendra Thompson; a sister, Raven Johnson; a brother, Kentrell Thompson; grandparents Belinda Thompson and John and Maxine Robinson; and an uncle, Terrell Thompson. Loved ones planned to hold a funeral Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Herring Funeral Care and Cremations Chapel.

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