• Suspect accused of selling fentanyl that killed Kannapolis man


    CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. - An arrest has been made in connection with a drug overdose death from last year.

    Officers said they were called to a home on Suburban Avenue last July and found Shaun Alexander, 37, dead from a drug overdose.

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    After nearly a year of investigating, officers determined Alexander died from a fentanyl overdose and Bruck Fekadu, 23, was the person who sold it to him.

    Fekadu has been charged with second-degree murder and selling a schedule II controlled substance.

    He was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Thursday and turned over to the Kannapolis Police Department.

    Fekadu is being held in the Cabarrus County Jail under no bond.

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