Suspect Arrested in Central High Basketball Shooting

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Alvin Upchurch, 17, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the January 13th shooting death of 17-year-old Terrence Wilkins.

Wilkins was shot around 9 p.m. near the corner of Linden and Bellevue after leaving a basketball game at Central High School. He was transported to the Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Police say the shooting stemmed from an altercation over a hat. During the argument, an acquaintance of Wilkins pulled out a handgun and began firing. Wilkins was struck.

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