Why a bullet would wind up in a child’s bed is just one of many unanswered questions after gunshots rocked two homes in a quiet Fayetteville neighborhood Feb. 2.
Fayetteville Police Department Public Information Officer Ann Marie Burdett said the strange series of events started at 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block area of Jeff Davis Place. The homeowner heard a gun being fired and called the police. When the police arrived, they discovered a small bullet hole in a wall and a window into the home. A bullet was not discovered, but the homeowner did hear screeching tires leave the scene after the gunshot.
Then, just after 5 a.m., the department got another call for more gunshots in the 200 block of Jeff Davis Place. What the officers found in the home was chilling.
“The officers discovered a child lying on the floor of his bedroom, and a spent bullet on the child’s bed,” she said.
The child was not injured, but a search fanned out across the neighborhood, including members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
Burdett said the homeowner saw someone running from the scene. The possible suspect was approximately 6’1″, wearing dark pants, a light jacket, and a knit sock hat on his head. Burdett said the investigations continue, and added the residents at the two homes do not know each other. She added the department has increased patrols in the area.
On Thursday afternoon, the Fayetteville Police Department issued a BOLO (Be on the Look Out) for a suspect and a vehicle in last weekend’s incidents in a Fayetteville neighborhood. The vehicle is a Lexus LS400 between 1990-1995. If you have any information, contact the department at 770-719-4227.