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15-year-old charged with 1st degree murder in shooting

Dyersburg Police are investigating a deadly shooting just before 1 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Dyersburg Police are investigating a deadly shooting just before 1 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 7:30 AM CST
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DYERSBURG, Tenn. (KFVS) - A Ridgely, Tennessee teen is behind bars in connection with a deadly shooting on New Year’s Day.

The 15-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Nicholas Sampson just before 1 a.m. on January 1.

According to Dyersburg Police, officers found 20-year-old Smpson on Light Street with multiple gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, the Ridgely teen was identified as a suspect.

The teen turned himself over to the Dyersburg Police Department at approximately 1 p.m.

The 15-year-old was charged with first degree murder and ordered by the Dyer County Juvenile Court to be held in custody.

Dyersburg Police said the shooting remains under investigation.

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