14-year-old charged with murder of teen in north Charlotte, police say

CHARLOTTE — A 14-year-old has been charged with shooting and killing a 17-year-old in north Charlotte Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers responded at around 11:35 a.m. to Franklin Avenue near Lucena Street, where they found William Avery III had been shot several times.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Avery was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.

On Thursday, authorities arrested a 14-year-old and charged him with first-degree murder. He was taken to a juvenile correctional facility in Cabarrus County.

A Channel 9 crew at the scene at the time of the shooting said there was crime scene tape and several police cars.

No other details have been released at this point.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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