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Police Search For Teen Suspect

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FAYETTEVILLE — May 7 1996 - 4:00 p.m. EDT

Police are looking for a 14-year-old suspect in connection with the death of another 14-year-old in Cumberland County.

Rodney Sams died from a gunshot wound to the chest Friday night. He was a student at Anne Chestnut Middle School where he participated in track-and-field, wrestling and football.

An assistant principal says the school was filled with sadness when students learned of Sams' death.

The boy's father believes the suspect was trying to get a gold chain that Rodney Sams wore.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's office cannot release the suspect's name because he is a juvenile.

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