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NEWLAND — Avery County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in reference to a homicide that occurred in the county on Thursday, Sept. 17, which involved a juvenile.

“On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, the Avery County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a death involving a firearm,” an email to The AJT from Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye stated. “On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the Avery County Sheriff’s Office along with the NC SBI have charged a juvenile with homicide. The investigation in ongoing at this time.”

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