North Carolina man killed after dollar store robbery, police accuse teen of murder

north carolina  year old charged with murder after dollar store robbery ends with mans death
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May. 20 2021, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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A North Carolina man died after he was hurt during a robbery at a dollar store, and now police say a teenage boy is responsible for the murder. 

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According to the Fayetteville Police Department, the incident happened around 1 p.m. March 11 around at a Family Dollar.

Investigators determined three suspects watched the victim, Marvin Herring, 53, pay for his items and leave the store, according to Fayetteville police.

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Investigators determined three suspects watched the victim, Marvin Herring, 53, pay for his items and leave the store, according to Fayetteville police.

Once Herring was outside, one of the suspects assaulted the victim, which caused him to strike his head on the ground, police said.

From there, the trio of suspects stole items from the victim and took off in a silver Dodge Magnum, authorities said.

Herring was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition at the time, police said. On March 22, Herring died and police classified his death as a homicide.

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On March 23, a 16-year-old was arrested and charged with common law robbery, assault inflicting serious injury and assault on a handicapped person, cops said.

The teen's name has not been released. 

Since Herring died, detectives added first-degree murder to the teen’s charges.

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