Officer Stephen Carr was hired as a police officer with the Fayetteville Police Department, in April 2017. He served as a patrol officer and as a Dickson Street patrolman.
On Saturday,December 7, 2019, at approximately 9:42 PM, Officer Carr was on duty, sitting in the driver's seat of his patrol vehicle in the back parking lot of the Fayetteville Police Department. As Officer Carr sat behind the police station, a suspect approached the driver's side of the vehicle and shot Officer Carr in the head. Responding officers shot an killed the suspect in the alleyway adjacent to the police station.