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Teenager charged with first-degree murder after shooting in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a teenager has been charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Kannapolis.

On Monday, June 10, around 8:45 p.m., police responded to a home at 1903 Lane Street. When they arrived it was one person after an argument with several people.


Officials said 43-year-old Ebony Gill was a resident of that address and died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Jawaren Smith, 18, was booked into the Cabarrus County Jail for first-degree murder. Authorities say he was apprehended with the help of area residents who saw him trying to flee the scene.

Officials say the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective David Flynn at 704-920-4024.

This is An unfolding story. Check for updates