A 23-year-old man shot to death Tuesday night during a robbery in Fayetteville appears to have had deep connections to Sanford, based on information available via social media.
WRAL’s report lists Tyrone Shepard’s home address as being in Fayetteville, but he indicated on his Facebook page that his home had been in Sanford at one time. The page also suggests he had been a member of the U.S. Army dating back to at least May of 2013 and had studied at CCCC.
Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, tributes from friends filled his page, including some who said they’d worked with him at the local Sagebrush restaurant.
“Don’t even know how to feel after I got the news. U always made working at sagebrush fun. U was my buddy.. I am going to miss u. Tyrone Shepard #RIPTyrone Shepard — feeling sad,” wrote one commenter.
His Facebook page also indicates that he leaves behind one young child.