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Cold Case: James Charles Ferguson


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May 15, 1987

10370 Friars Road


Officers were dispatched to a restaurant at 10370 Friars Road. Upon arrival they found the victim behind the restaurant suffering from three small caliber gunshot wounds to the back. He later died of his injuries.

Investigation revealed that the victim was contacted by two black males as he stood behind the restaurant. There was no indication that the victim knew the two men and robbery is the probable motive.

The victim was a 24 year old white male. He was an employee at the restaurant. He had just gotten off work and was standing outside in the rear parking lot of the restaurant with another employee. When the other employee went back inside he observed two black males approach the victim. A short time later the victim was found lying on the walkway just outside the door.

The two suspects are described as follows:

  1. Black male in his 20's, 5'6", very slim, very dark complexion, clean shaven, unkempt, wearing a baseball cap
  2. Black male, 21-22, 5'8", not fat or thin