SUSPECT IDENTIFIED: Shooting on Olive Avenue leaves one dead, one injured

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A police vehicle sits in front of yellow crime scene tape at 232 N. Olive. Ave. in Fayetteville Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
Fayetteville police arrested one person who they believe planned the home invasion on Olive Avenue.

UPDATE: 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor released the name of the suspect who was killed after being shot by a resident during an apparent home invasion on North Olive Avenue Monday night.

232 N. Olive Ave.

Police identified the suspect as Roderick Rashaun Cooper, 21, of Fayetteville.

According to police, the two remaining suspects have not yet been identified.

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Sgt. Craig Stout released the names of the two people inside the house where an apparent aggravated residential burglary took place Monday night.

Stout identified the injured resident who drove to Valero to call for help as Cory Roberts, 22.

The other resident was identified as William Whitehead, 21.

Stout said he could not yet release the name of the suspect who was killed.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 479-587-3555.

UPDATE: 10:16 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Fayetteville Police Sgt. Craig Stout confirmed a Monday night shooting that occurred during a possible attempted robbery at 232 N. Olive. Ave.

Stout said three armed men forced their way into the residence and that two people were inside the house at the time.

One resident, who was in an upstairs bedroom, retrieved a gun and exchanged fire with one of the suspects.

The resident was injured during the exchange, but drove himself to the Valero gas station, at the intersection of North College Avenue and Lafayette Street, and called for help. The man was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center.

The suspect who was shot was also taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The two remaining suspects fled the area and have not yet been identified.

“They should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Stout, “but I highly doubt they’re still in the neighborhood considering we have police cars in the area.”

Stout said detectives aren’t yet releasing whether the residents knew any of the suspects.

“At this point, we don’t know if the suspects knew these guys or not, but I have a hard time believing it was a random act,” said Stout.

“Historically speaking, most home invasions aren’t random,” he said.

Investigators have not yet released the names of anyone involved in the incident.

ORIGINAL POST: 8:01 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

According to multiple reports, one person is dead and another is injured after a double shooting in the Washington-Willow Historic District in Fayetteville Monday night.

Three local television news stations are reporting that police received a call about shots fired and a possible home invasion at 232 N. Olive Ave. at around 9:20 p.m.

KNWA reports:

One victim was at the house when police arrived; the other was found at the Valero gas station at the intersection of College & Lafayette.

KFSM reports:

Police say he lived at the house as well, but drove to the Valero gas station at College Avenue and Lafayette Street several blocks away.

40/29 reports:

Paramedics treated (both) on scene and then transported (them) to Washington Regional Medical Center.

We’re still waiting for details from the Fayetteville Police Department. We’ll update this post as soon as we know more.

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