Fayetteville man charged after man shot and 2 homes hit by gunfire

Morgan Terrell Purcell in a photo from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man was charged with attempted murder after another man and two houses were hit by gunfire last week.

The incident happened around 7:48 p.m. Thursday along  the 5200 block of Catalpa Road, Fayetteville police said in an email.

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During the shooting, Jonathan Fernandez, 33, who lives in that block of Catalpa Road, was seriously injured and is still being hospitalized Monday evening, police said.

On Monday, police said they arrested Morgan Terrell Purcell, 33, of the 6400 block of Rebecca Drive in Fayetteville.

Purcell is charged with attempted first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injuries.

Purcell is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $150,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting investigation is asked to contact Detective G. Watson with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 303-9554 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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