Man, woman dead in gunfire in Cumberland County robbery


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman are dead after an exchange of gunfire during a weekend robbery attempt in the community of Eastover near Fayetteville.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Swain Office said in a news release that a man was entering the home with his girlfriend and they were approached by two men dressed in black shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.

There was an exchange of gunfire and the woman and one of the men who approached the couple were wounded. Both died later at a hospital.

The woman was identified as Sadie Robinson. The man was 33-year-old Brandon Bernard Bowman of Fayetteville.

Deputies say the search continues for the second man wanted in the attempted robbery.

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