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Public Notices


Homicide Investigation

Post Date:06/30/2020 4:26 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                       Contact:  Sgt. J. Glass, Public Information Officer

Date: May 18, 2020                            Phone: (910) 433-1487           OCA: 2020-011453


Homicide Investigation



(Fayetteville, NC) – On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 10:10 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Bingham Drive in reference to a disturbance between a male and female.


Responding officers determined the male victim had been intentionally struck by the vehicle driven by the female suspect, after a physical disturbance.


Homicide detectives were able to identify the female suspect as Destiny Gauvin (W/F, 22 years of age) of the 200 block of Crabapple Circle.


Destiny Gauvin


Gauvin has been charged with First Degree Murder. She was arrested, and is currently at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.


The male victim has been identified as Gary Puckett, (W/M 61 years of age) of the 5800 block of Horton Place. His next of kin has been notified.


Additional information will be released as it becomes available.


Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to contact Detective C. Crews with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 751-1046, or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.




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