Killed – Michael Andre Smith (Sanford, NC)

Michael Andre Smith

SANFORD, N.C. — A Sanford man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 46-year-old man, police said Thursday.

Sanford police said they went to 405 Dudley Ave. on Tuesday for a report of a gunshot victim and found Michael Andre Smith with injuries. He was taken to UNC Hospitals, where he died on Christmas.

Police on Wednesday found Phillip Howard Fortune, 20, of the 600 block of McIver Street, at his residence and arrested him without incident. He was held without bond in the Lee County jail.

Officers were called to a home on the 400 block of Dudley Avenue at 10:42 Tuesday, the release said.


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