Fayetteville woman accidentally shot, killed; man charged

Richard Pugh-Newby

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man has been arrested after accidentally shooting and killing a woman late Saturday night, police said.

The incident happened at approximately 11 p.m. in the 6500 block of Wicklow Place. The preliminary investigation revealed that a woman identified as Erline Freeman, 26, of Fayetteville, had been accidentally shot at the location.

Freeman was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center by where she later died as a result of the shooting.

Detectives have charged Richard Pugh-Newby, 28, of Fayetteville, with involuntary manslaughter.

He is being held on a $15,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Walker with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org 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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