A Fayetteville man is behind bars after he allegedly fired shots in a local neighborhood where small children were playing.
Delvin Salley, 21, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and acting in concert with two or more people to commit a violent crime. He remained Thursday in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Fayetteville police began an investigation March 11 into a shooting at a neighborhood near the area of Chickadee Avenue and Bluebird Street. Eyewitness reported to police that two separate groups of black men had been shooting at each other in the neighborhood while small children were playing outside, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Responding officers found .45-caliber and .380 caliber shell casings in the street. Eyewitnesses told officers they saw the men arguing with each other, until the confrontation escalated with the two sides exchanging gunfire, police said.
Eyewitnesses told police they saw Salley among the men, and he placed a gun into a vehicle before leaving the scene at a high speed, according to the preliminary report. Police later received a tip telling them where Salley would be. Officers responded to the location and searched his vehicle.
Officers found 4.6 grams of marijuana in the vehicle, along with $2,077 in cash, police said. Salley would not talk about the shooting incident and instead asked for his lawyer. He was then transported to jail, according to the preliminary report.