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Teen charged in Virginia slaying is arrested in N Carolina


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Teen charged in Virginia slaying is arrested in N Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old charged in a deadly Thanksgiving shooting in Virginia has been caught by authorities in North Carolina.Citing a Fairfax County police statement, news outlets report the teen was arrested Friday in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on charges of murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Authorities…

Teen charged in Virginia slaying is arrested in N Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old charged in a deadly Thanksgiving shooting in Virginia has been caught by authorities in North Carolina.

Citing a Fairfax County police statement, news outlets report the teen was arrested Friday in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on charges of murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Authorities didn’t immediately release his identity.

The teen is accused of shooting 30-year-old Ever Deras-Borjas, of Springfield, on Thursday. Deras-Borjas’ official cause of death is pending an autopsy. Authorities said the shooting wasn’t believed to be a random act of violence. They later learned the suspect may have fled to North Carolina.

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Police say the teen will remain in the custody of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition to Virginia. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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