HARNETT COUNTY: Two arrested in double shooting

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:56 PM

Harnett County authorities have charged two young men in a shooting incident Monday, in which two people were injured.

Damien Sherrod Street, 20, of 4 Sierra Lane, Sanford, faces charges of robbery; discharging a weapon into an occupied property, inflicting serious injury; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to a statement from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office issued warrants for a second suspect, Tiyon Nathan Turner, 16, on charges of robbery and discharge of a firearm into occupied property, inflicting serious injury. He reportedly was taken into custody later at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

Deputies responded to reports of shots fired at about 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of N.C. Highway 24-87. According to the sheriff’s office statement, they found two people injured with gunshot wounds who had been in the same vehicle during the incident — Gregory Ricardo Fargas, 20, of 154 Pat Way Lane, Lillington, and Tonielle Dominic Foushee, 24, of 45 Trail Rider Lane, Sanford.

Both victims were transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, and their conditions were not available Tuesday.

“[The] male victim stated to [the] deputy that he was to sell narcotics to suspects, changed his mind, and they began shooting,” according to the sheriff’s statement.

Allison Haire-Burris, manager of Jelly Beans Frozen Yogurt, said the shooting happened outside of a nearby fast food restaurant, and the victims then drove to the shopping center where her store is located.

“The man proceeded to lift the woman out of the car, set her on the ground, and started hollering for help,” she said.

While she did not interact with the victims, Burris said one of her employees described them as “very coherent.”

“He said the female was hysterical, and I would be, too; I can’t blame her,” she said.

Burris said the incident is the “talk of the town” in the surrounding community, which is largely populated by military personnel and their families.

“It’s shocking to me; it blew my mind that something like this could happen so close,” she said. “I was born and raised in Sanford, and we just don’t expect something like this.”

Both suspects are under a $750,000 secured bond, according to the Harnett County Clerk of Courts Office. Street reportedly is due in Harnett County District Court on Aug. 20, and Turner’s first appearance is set for today. 

Authorities reported that two other suspects were witnessed leaving the scene, but they have not been positively identified. The suspect vehicle reportedly has been seized.