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Police arrest 17-year-old in high school student's death

Posted March 14

— Wilmington police say a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a high school student.

Local media outlets report the teenager is charged with first-degree murder and possession of handgun by a minor. Police say he was arrested without incident on Tuesday by U.S. marshals.

Authorities say 17-year-old Raymond Kain, a student at Hoggard High School, was found dead around 10 p.m. last Thursday in a local neighborhood. An autopsy confirmed he was shot to death.

The suspect is being held at the New Hanover County jail without bail. A spokeswoman for the New Hanover County Schools said the suspect is not a student in its system.

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