3rd arrest made in deadly Sanford bar shooting

- Authorities have made a third arrest in a fatal shooting that happened last month at a Sanford bar.

Justin Lamarr Buckner Jr. was taken into custody in connection with the homicide of Derek Williams.  The shooting happened at Mama Coot's, located on Historic Goldsboro Boulevard, just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 8.

Two other men, Carl Ruffin Jr. and Ornie Lee Henderson Jr., were arrested on September 20, each charged with one count of first degree premeditated murder.

Sanford Fire Department arrived on scene on the morning of September 8 to provide medical attention; however, Williams passed away as a result of his injuries.

Based on the investigation, detectives with the Sanford Police Department say it appears as though an altercation took place in the parking lot of the bar, between Williams and Henderson.  During the altercation, shots were fired.

 

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