NC police identify suspect in Sept. 20 slaying

Abubakr Abdur Rahman
Abubakr Abdur Rahman

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police are searching for a 33-year-old man in connection with the Sept. 20 killing of Desmond Deron Smith.

Abubakr Abdur Rahman, last known address on the 100 block of Bremer Street, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Smith on Enterprise Avenue.

On Sept. 20 at about 8 p.m., officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the 3030 block of Enterprise Avenue.
When officers arrived, there were no witnesses or complainants on scene.

Officers began to canvass the area and located Smith near the wood line behind the apartments. Smith was unresponsive and had apparently been shot, police said.

Officers began first aid, to include CPR, until firefighters and paramedics arrived.

Smith was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he later died.

Anyone with information concerning the homicide is asked to contact Detective J. Littlejohn with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 818-3468 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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