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Second teen charged in shooting death of 14-year-old girl appears in court

Taylor Smith (Photo courtesy family) Taylor Smith (Photo courtesy family)
Eric Combs (Gaston County Police) Eric Combs (Gaston County Police)
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

The second suspect in a Mount Holly homicide investigation is now in the Gaston County Jail. He had his first court appearance Monday.

Eric Combs, 17, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 14-year-old Taylor Smith. 

Combs was extradited back to Gaston County, after he turned himself in to authorities in Ohio almost two weeks ago.

In court, the judge did not set a bond and assigned a court-appointed lawyer.

Mount Holly police say Combs and Darvon Fletcher are responsible for the death of Smith. Fletcher is also charged with first-degree murder.

The shooting happened at River Street Park in Mount Holly.

Officials say Combs, Fletcher, and Smith all knew each other.

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