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Man charged in fatal Hope Mills shooting


A Hope Mills man has been charged in a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday on State Street, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

James Christopher Brown Jr., 27, is charged in the shooting death of 26-year-old Jefferey Michael Cain of Raeford, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Brown was arrested Wednesday. He is being held without bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree murder, the release said.

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a call of shots fired on the 3400 block of State Street, Hope Mills. The preliminary investigation revealed that Cain had a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead, the release said.

The Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone who has information about this investigation is asked to contact homicide detective Lt. A. Bean at 910-677-5496 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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