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N.C. Man Charged With Murder In Death Of 10-Year-Old

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Police in Kannapolis have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.

Authorities say 39-year-old Eugene William Mays was arrested by Gaston County police early Monday. He was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants for unrelated charges, then was transferred to Kannapolis, where he was charged with first-degree murder.

Kannapolis police making a welfare check Sunday night forced their way into the residence and found the 10-year-old boy dead. They also found a woman severely injured.

The 10-year-old’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives. The woman was transported to Carolinas Medical Center / Northeast for treatment.

Police have not said how the boy died.

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