Teenager charged with murder after Pineville’s first homicide since 2016

Pineville police investigate homicide shooting

PINEVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested a 15-year-old suspect in connection with the death of 22-year-old Nikidrien Bailey in Pineville Wednesday night.

The Pineville Police Department confirmed the teenage suspect has been charged with second-degree murder.

Authorities told WBTV the shooting took place on Pine Acres Avenue after an altercation between the victim and the suspect.

The 15-year-old shot at the victim and appears to have accidentally shot himself, according to police. The suspect later came to the hospital as a result of his gunshot wound.

No further information has been released.

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