Sheriff: Step-father shoots, kills teenage stepson in Fuquay-Varina

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Rico McConico, 40 (image courtesy Harnett County Sheriff's Office) (image courtesy Harnett County Sheriff's Office)

A Harnett County man is accused of shooting and killing his 19-year-old stepson who was home for the holidays to visit family and friends.

The incident happened around 12:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon on Ruth Circle in Fuquay-Varina. The Harnett County Sheriff's Office says there was a domestic dispute between the two which led to the shooting.

The victim, Raekwon Shannon of Spokane, Washington, was taken to Central Harnett Hospital where he died of his injury.

40-year-old Rico McConico is charged with first degree murder.

"I want to know what was so bad that they argued about that he had to kill," said Jessica Romero, who is Shannon's friend. "You just don't kill someone over a fight."

Romero has spent the last few days hanging out with Shannon during his much anticipated trip home.

He was in the Army Reserve and was killed just before he was set to head back to Washington State.

"It's hard because we were going to hang out again, like friends do," said Romeo. "Now we can't do that."

McConico is being held at the Harnett County Detention Center without bond. He is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday.

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