Man shoots, wounds 2 would-be robbers in Fayetteville

Left to right: Christopher S. Grubbs, Malike A. Newsam and Antwan K. Lawrence (Faytteville Police Department photos via WTVD)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say two men who attempted an armed robbery have been shot by their targeted victim in a North Carolina hotel's parking lot.

The Fayetteville Observer reports 24-year-old Malike Akeem Newsam and 29-year-old Antwan Kavan Lawrence were hospitalized after Fayetteville police found them with gunshot wounds early Thursday.

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Newsam was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. Lawrence is in serious condition and has not been served warrants.

Arrest documents say 29-year-old Christopher Shaun Grubbs had driven them to the lot.

A police statement says a man shot Lawrence and Newsam with a .22-caliber rifle after they approached him outside a car. Lawrence had fired a gunshot into the car after the man pointed the rifle.

Grubbs and Newsam are jailed in Cumberland County.

It is unclear if they have lawyers.

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