Fayetteville police are investigating after a man was fatally shot early Saturday morning, officials said.
Curtis Lamont Melvin, 50, of Spring Lake, was fatally shot in the 1000 block of West Orange Street, a residential area off Ramsey Street, shortly before 4:45 a.m., according to a Fayetteville Police Department news release. Melvin was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside of a residence and was pronounced dead on scene, the release said.
Melvin's killing was the first homicide for the Fayetteville Police Department since Oct. 21, when Coryonna Young, the 15-year-old daughter of Fayetteville City Councilmember Courtney Banks-McLaughlin, was fatally shot.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Crews at 910-751-1046 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477.
Public safety reporter Lexi Solomon can be reached at ABSolomon@gannett.com.
This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: Fayetteville shooting kills one on West Orange Street