Durham police charge 16-year-old in murder of teen

Shawn Leroy Butler

Shawn Leroy Butler

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection to the fatal shooting death of an 18-year-old.

WTVD-TV reported that Shawn Leroy Butler, of Durham, is charged with murder in connection to the Aug. 10 death of Rakwon Smith.

Smith was found in his home in 600 block of Lee Street and died at the hospital days later, according to authorities.

Butler was arrested on Mine Valley Road in Raleigh by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force.

In addition to murder, Butler is charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Police said Butler and Smith were acquaintances.

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