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Arrest made in death of NC State University Alum from Thomasville killed near a Raleigh Food Lion

Police said they found 22-year-old Cody McLaggan suffering from gunshot wounds along Western Boulevard Friday night.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — An arrest has been made in the death of a North Carolina State University alum who died after he was shot near a Food Lion along Western Boulevard Friday night, according to CBS affiliate WNCN.

It happened around 7:35 p.m. near Method Road, which is by N.C. State's campus, according to Raleigh police.

Investigators said James Christopher Anderson, 19, of Raleigh was charged with murder in the shooting Saturday night, according to WNCN.

When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Cody McLaggan suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. N.C. State police later said the victim of this shooting was a student who later died.

N.C. State officers said the suspect ran north on Method Road in a white vehicle.

Investigators said the suspect was described as a man in his late 20's or older, with a medium build and short hair, according to campus police. The man was also wearing a white shirt.

“At this time, there is no ongoing threat to campus,” N.C. State police said late Friday night.

Employees at a business close by reported hearing up to four gunshots, police said.

Detectives said the shooting happened a couple of doors down from Food Lion near a laundromat.

Officers said anyone with information about the shooting should call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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