- Monday March 26th, 2012 :: 10:24 a.m. EDT
Murder Charges Dropped against Graham, Another Suspect Identified in connection with shooting at Club Ciroc
Murder Charges Dropped on Graham, Another Suspect Identified
After gathering more evidence in the shooting at Club Ciroc on March 18, 2012, Homicide Detectives have dropped charges against Lendell Graham. Detectives have identified Carlos Whitted as the person responsible for the shooting death of Steven Bruno. Warrants for Whittted’s arrest have been secured for 2nd Degree Murder, Assault With a Deadly With Intent to Kill and Inflict Serious Injury, and Shooting Into Occupied Property.
Anyone with information on the location of Carlos Whitted is asked to contact Homicide Detectives at (910) 549-7326 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
Carlos R. Whitted, 30 years old
3500 block of Carlos Ave, Fayetteville
6’03” tall, 238 lbs
Whitted has several identifying features including gunshot scars on his stomach and on his leg and several tattoos including:
- “Fayettenam” on forearm
- “Love Ones” on forearm
- “Only the strong survive” on upper arm
• 2nd Degree Murder
• Assault With a Deadly With Intent to Kill and Inflict Serious Injury
• Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling/Moving Vehicle
Original News Releases
Update # 2 (3/20/2012)
On 3/20/12 at approximately 12:30 AM, Lendell Graham came to the Fayetteville Police Department and turned himself into police in connection with the Club Ciroc homicide. He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Jail.
Next of kin notification has been made in the shooting at the Club Ciroc on March 18, 2012. The deceased has been identified as Steven Bruno (22 years old). The second victim taken to the hospital by a private vehicle to be treated for a gunshot wound has been identified as Darrell Wilson (26 years old).
Stephen Bruno’s last known address is a residence on the 4400 block of Pensacola Drive in Hope Mills.
Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the murder of Bruno, anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 910) 549-7326 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
On March, 18 2012 at approximately 3:44 am, officers responded to Club Ciroc located at 6323 Raeford Road in reference to a shooting. Once officers arrived on scene, a victim was located in the parking lot with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, a black male 22 years of age, was pronounced dead on scene by medical personnel
At this time, detectives are actively working the case and seeking assistance in identifying persons of interest that were observed leaving the area in a gold in color four door vehicle. If anyone observed this vehicle leaving the area at the time of the shooting or can identify the occupants, they are asked to call Detective M. Ballard at (910) 549-7326 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
An additional black male that was shot at Club Ciroc was taken to Cape Fear Valley by personal vehicle. We are told that he is currently in out of surgery and in recovery.
Additional information will be released at such time it becomes available.
Fayetteville, NC Police Department
467 Hay St
Fayetteville, NC 28301