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Durham teen charged in Aug. 9 murder

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Shawn Leroy Butler, 16, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Rakwon Smith. Shawn Leroy Butler, 16, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Rakwon Smith.
DURHAM, N.C. -

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting of a man in Durham.

Shawn Leroy Butler, 16, of Durham, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Rakwon Smith. Butler was arrested on Mine Valley Road in Raleigh by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Police said officers were dispatch to a home in the 600 block of Lee Street around 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 9 in response to a shooting.

When they arrived, officer located Smith, who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police said the bullets that hit Smith were fired from outside the residence. In addition to murder, Butler is charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Police said Butler and Smith were acquaintances and the shooting did not appear to be random.

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