Robeson County shooting: Tazarie Butler, 20 year-old rising singer killed in Lumberton

Lumberton shooting: Tazarie Butler, 20 year-old killed. (Source: Facebook)

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins confirmed that Tazarie Butler’s death is being investigated by Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Homicide, and Crime location Detectives at the location in the 100 block of Beam Road west of Lumberton. Keep reading to know more about the Lumberton shooting in detail.


Lumberton shooting:

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office reports that the person shot in Robeson County on Tuesday night has been identified.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins reports that they received a call for assistance from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Homicide and Crime Scene detectives just after 9 p.m., the 100 block of Beam Road, west of Lumberton.

Deputies discovered Tazarie Butler, 20, who had been shot and murdered when they arrived.

Tazarie Butler, a gifted young vocalist, was fondly known as Little Jbo by his friends and family. On May 20th, he participated in a Youth Mentoring Event where he displayed his talent while also, and more importantly, providing youth with advice on how to succeed.


Police Investigation:

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division investigators are looking into the case and have made a list of potential witnesses.

The inquiry is still ongoing. Persons of interest in the investigation have been named by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division.

The sheriff’s office has not yet made any arrests in connection with the crime.

Contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3170 or 910-671-3100 if you have any information concerning the case.


Statement from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office :

Media Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
On Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at approximately 9:08 pm, Robeson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 135 Beam Rd., Lumberton in reference to an individual shot. Upon the arrival of the deputies, Tazarie Butler, 20, of Lumberton was found deceased.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division investigators are investigating the case and have identified persons of interested.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3170 or 910-671-3100.


Condolences to Tazarie Butler

The terrible loss of Tazarie Butler has left his family and friends inconsolable, and they have been writing sympathy messages after another to convey how much it hurts.

His cousin Zameria wrote: “My baby.. lord knows my lil cousins my hearts 💔 What id do to have yall at my house getting on my nerves at once.. falling alseep in my bed first making me sleep on the couch.. forcing me to cook knowing idk how 😂😂😂soo much more I could name .. AGAIN 💔💔 my baby my baby… until we meet again Tazarie Butler

His Nephew Tyrenza Taylor wrote: My Oldest Nephew this hurts so bad💔😭 Please Pray for my sister Prosperous Latise and my family! This is not easy whatsoever! Zarie was indeed a family man he loved his family!! His grandma would move mountains for this boy!! I would say why are you cooking all this food! Her grandson Tazarie Butler was on the way, Every Sunday I would look up and he’s here at the house ready to eat.!!…. Or he would call me through out the week like he did last week! Looking for something to eat I can hear him now “ Unc you cooked” ! 😆🤦🏽‍♂️ 🙏🏽😭💔 My Nephew wasn’t a rising star! HE WAS A STAR! He Had A Vision and he ran with with it His Name was Already Great he found his passion in making music he was loved by soo many !!!! …….rest easy nephew! 💔💔💔💔😭😭😭 this is Major! Even in this we trust God. #ThisAintEasy”

Malicia Campbell wrote: “Tazarie Butler son I battled with this post. As a mother who had a son murdered I know the pain your mother feels on this morning and it’s unbearable!!! The scream in my baby voice when he found out was unbearable to hear and only brought back memories for me. You grew to be my second son. You were just with all of us Saturday. The way you and your brother Ty Glo Addison supported and stood together was unstoppable. So much promise. Your brother Glo is not ok with this!! I don’t know if he ever will be!! I love you Son rest with God.”

Authorities are currently looking into Tazarie Butler’s death circumstances, which are yet unclear. The news has obviously crushed Tazarie Butler’s family and friends, and the community has been horrified by the tragic loss.


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