Suspect in Sanford shooting death arrested


The boy - who police have not officially identified - was shot around 9:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Pineland Street.

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He was flown to UNC Hospital in critical condition.

Thursday, 21-year-old Pierre Alexander Amerson, of Bella Bridge Road in Harnett County, was arrested on murder and other charges. He was found at a hotel in the Fayetteville area.

Amerson was transported back to Sanford.  He was placed in Lee County Jail without bond on the murder charge and $300,000 on the firearms charge. 

Amerson has a lengthy criminal record. He was also arrested in Durham in 2012 after a shooting that left a man wounded.

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