Teen charged with murder in shooting of 14-year-old found in Mt. Holly park

- An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection to the death of a 14-year-old Charlotte girl who was shot and killed Monday afternoon in a Mount Holly park, according to police.

Devon Fletcher, 18, of Charlotte, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Smith, Mount Holly police said. 

The deadly shooting occurred around 3 p.m. Monday, April 3 at River Street Park. Officers had the road blocked off from the public.  

Officers told FOX 46 Charlotte upon arrival they found a young black female lying on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. She was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The young victim was later identified as Smith.

Officers said they've also served two search warrants in connection to this investigation, one on Eagle Feathers Drive and the other on Turkey Point Drive in Charlotte. CMPD assisted Mount Holly police with the search warrants.

No one was arrested during the course of serving these warrants, police said. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Taylor Smith's family with funeral arrangements. If you would like to help, click here.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mount Holly Police at 704.827.4343 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704.861.8000.

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