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Moore County man charged in Hoffman shooting

HOFFMAN — A young man from Moore County is accused of shooting a Richmond County resident Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call about a gunshot victim on Hailey Ames Street in Hoffman on Oct. 26.

Deputies spoke to witnesses and the victim, who reportedly had a single gunshot wound.

The victim reportedly told deputies that he was sitting at a picnic table in his yard when someone started shooting at him from the treeline. He was reportedly shot once in the shoulder.

While investigators were processing the scene, the sheriff’s office says a deputy was flagged down by a man who said a black male had just run into and out of his home on Knight Street.

Deputies reportedly found the suspect, 18-year-old Kamarean Semaj Hancock of Southern Pines and determined he was involved in the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office.


Hancock was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor breaking and entering. He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond, where he remained late Friday morning. Hancock is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 17.

Online court records show Hancock has a Nov. 9 court date in Moore County on charges of: possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Hancock appears to have no prior adult convictions.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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