'Senselessly murdered': 17-year- old killed in Franklin County, suspect in custody: Sheriff

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Franklin County 17-year-old 'senselessly murdered': Sheriff
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Franklin County 17-year-old 'senselessly murdered': Sheriff

FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 17-year-old was killed.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Kevin White, 17-year-old Jaxon William was killed by a "so-called friend". White said suspect Matthew John Harris, 25, was taken into custody in connection with the investigation.

"Sad news in Franklin County tonight. I am sorry to report that Franklinton's own, 17-year-old Jaxon Williams, was senselessly murdered at the hands of a so-called friend," Sheriff White said in a social media post.

No other details have been released.

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