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Raleigh Police Arrest Suspect in Connection With Two Shootings

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RALEIGH — Raleigh Police have arrested the man they believe killed a 15-year-old Raleigh girl. Police say William Burford, 23,walked in to police headquarters around 1 p.m.Monday and turned himselfin.

Burford is charged with one count of first degree murder in connectionwith the shooting death of 15-year-old Arthesia Necole Jones. Herbody was found in an East Street apartment Saturday morning. Burford alsofaces one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with thewounding of a man two days earlier.

Police say they had just received a tip about Burford's whereaboutswhen he walked in. They say they had received many calls about him sincethey announced they were looking for him.

Jones' family is reportedly unable to pay for her funeral expenses, sotheNecole Jones Burial Trust Fundhas been established.To donate, send checks or money orders toBB&T Bank, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Raleigh, NC, 27601. Payments can also bemade in person at any BB&T branch office.

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