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Sanford 15-year-old charged with murder

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A 15-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man in Sanford on Saturday, police said. (WTVD)

A 15-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man in Sanford on Saturday, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Scott Avenue around 4:15 p.m.

Police found Fredarius McIver, 26, dead inside his home. Officials said McIver had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Tony Johnson, McIver's uncle, said it was hard to hear the news especially with the holiday so close.

"We found him like that you know (shot multiple times). It's a tough Easter for the Johnsons," he said.

Johnson said his family will continue to push on.

"We mourn this morning but we help our heads up high," he said.

Detectives identified the 15-year-old male as the suspect. The teen turned himself in to authorities and he was taken into custody.

The teen, whose name has been withheld, is charged with first-degree murder.

A juvenile petition and secure custody order were served on the juvenile. He was transported to Wake Juvenile Detention center in Raleigh where he will be held until his court appearance in juvenile court in Sanford.

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