Stephon Darius Links 18, identified as North Carolina shooting victim
Stephon Darius Links Death – According to officials, a body of an 18-year-old was discovered in the backyard of a house in North Carolina. The morning of January 15, according to Fayetteville police, they went to a report of a “suspicious subject” lying in a backyard. According to a department Facebook post, the “suspicious subject” was really a body that was found by the officers.
Stephon Darius Links’ body was located and identified. Links, 18, was shot, according to authorities. The inquiry has been handed off to homicide detectives. Anyone with information on the inquiry is asked to call Detective M. Waters at 910-635-4978 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS, according to the police department (8477).
Related topic: 15-year-old arrested after 5 killed in North Carolina shooting; Raleigh officer among victims
According to Raleigh’s police chief, a 15-year-old suspect is in serious condition following a shooting spree in North Carolina that left five people dead, including a police officer and a 16-year-old child. According to police, the suspect was arrested Thursday night after opening fire along a walking track and subsequently shooting individuals in a residential neighborhood. The trail remained partially closed Friday owing to the investigation.
Chief of the Raleigh Officers Department Estella Patterson did not specify how the attacker was hurt but stated that police were looking into the attack’s motivation. According to authorities, two additional people were hurt in the shooting. Governor Roy Cooper described the shooting as a “infuriating and tragic act of gun violence,” that took place in a residential area of the state’s capital. Before finding and detaining the alleged gunman, officers searched for hours, according to the police. We don’t know why this tragedy happened, and it makes my heart hard, added Patterson.
We lament the loss of not only our officer but also of all others who fell victim to the senseless gun crime, and we grieve them all. President Joe Biden called for the passing of an assault weapons ban on Friday and stated that he and First Lady Jill Biden grieved with the families impacted by “yet another mass shooting in America.” In a statement, Biden stated that “the American people support this commonsense action to get weapons of war off our streets.”
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