Mercedes Rosa Sterling Death: Victim Identified in Fayetteville Shooting, Suspect Arrested

Mercedes Rosa Sterling Death: Victim Identified in Fayetteville Shooting, Suspect Arrested.
The Fayetteville Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired inside of a residence along the 7100 block of Ryan Street on January 10, 2022. The officers discovered an adult female that had been shot when they got to the scene.

There was a domestic disturbance at the scene resulting in the suspect shooting the victim, according to the preliminary investigation.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit has identified the victim and made an arrest in the shooting.

The victim has been identified as Mercedes Rosa Sterling 41 years of age of Ryan Street. His family has been notified.

Roland Dewayne Smith Junior, 49 years of age of Ryan Street has been identified as the suspect.
He has been arrested and has been charged with first Degree Murder with no bond.

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