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Man shoots, wounds 2 would-be robbers in North Carolina

March 9, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say two men who attempted an armed robbery have been shot by their targeted victim in a North Carolina hotel’s parking lot.

The Fayetteville Observer reports 24-year-old Malike Akeem Newsam and 29-year-old Antwan Kavan Lawrence were hospitalized after Fayetteville police found them with gunshot wounds early Thursday.

Newsam was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. Lawrence is in serious condition and has not been served warrants.

Arrest documents say 29-year-old Christopher Shaun Grubbs had driven them to the lot.

A police statement says a man shot Lawrence and Newsam with a .22-caliber rifle after they approached him outside a car. Lawrence had fired a gunshot into the car after the man pointed the rifle.

Grubbs and Newsam are jailed in Cumberland County.

It is unclear if they have lawyers.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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