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Fairmont man dies days after gunshot wound

FAIRMONT, NC (AP) — Charges against a Rowland man have been upgraded to murder after a 21-year-old man’s death from a gunshot wound.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that 20-year-old Jahdarrius McNair was charged Monday with first-degree murder. McNair had originally been charged with attempted murder after a Friday shooting.

Authorities say McNair shot Jeffrey Collins of Fairmont at around 6:45 p.m. Friday outside an apartment complex. Police Chief Danny Parker says McNair fired several shots into a crowd and hit Collins, who died Sunday.

McNair was being held without bond, and it wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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