Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Second Degree Murder

Peyton Strickland
Peyton Strickland

NEW HANOVER CO. -- In a press conference Monday, District Attorney Ben David announced Christopher Long has been charged with second degree murder.

Long was involved in the shooting of 18-year-old Peyton Strickland.  He and two other deputies were serving a warrant on Strickland.  He was accused of stealing Playstation 3's from a UNCW student.

Long was dismissed from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office last week.

There will be no charges against the other two deputies.

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