One dead, another injured in Raeford shooting

Deputies arrest two juveniles after vehicle smash-and-grab

Shown is a police car with flashing lights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

RAEFORD — A shooting late Monday night in Raeford left one person dead and another injured, according to a release from the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 300 block of John Brown Road around 10:15 p.m. on March 4, 2024. Upon arrival, they found one victim unresponsive on the floor. Deputies attempted to provide medical care until EMS’s took over, but the victim was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A second victim also received medical attention from deputies and EMS, before being transported to the hospital.

Jerome Johnson, 70, was identified as the suspect at the scene and was detained by deputies without incident. He was charged with felony first-degree murder and felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The investigation is ongoing.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Catlett at 910-875-5111.

The Sheriff’s office also issued a March 1 statement about a series of auto break-ins on Ivy Stone Drive from mid-February after multiple reports were made about juveniles breaking into vehicles in the Westgate area.

Investigators identified several juvenile suspects in the Feb. 16 break-ins, making arrests on consecutive days last week. The two unnamed suspects are being held at the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and misdemeanor conspiracy.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Detective Hoskins at 910-479-3832.