Teen suspect charged in deadly Northampton County, NC shooting

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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A 15-year-old male has been charged in connection to a deadly shooting Thursday in Woodland, North Carolina.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith says 75-year-old Joseph Stephen Odom was shot and killed at his home near Highway 35. Authorities responded to the scene at 6:45 p.m.

The teen suspect is charged with first-degree murder, according to the sheriff.

Authorities haven’t released any further information. The sheriff’s office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations are still investigating.

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