15-year-old boy charged with murder of Sanford man, shooting 16-year-old girl

Sanford police arrested a 15-year-old boy they say is a suspect in the death of a man and the shooting of a 16-year-old girl.

Police had been searching for the boy since Saturday. He is being held in a juvenile detention center in Wake County.

Police responded to a home at 2218 Dalrymple Street in Sanford at about 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Inside the home, police found Monty Leroy Simmons, 48, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

A 16-year-old girl had gunshot wounds and was taken to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, where she was in stable condition as of Sunday morning, according to WRAL. Police identified the girl as Aaliyah Chalmers on Monday. She was expected to recover.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with one count each of: murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Police had not identified the suspect as of Monday at about 7 p.m. His first court appearance was set for May 11 in Lee County.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sanford Police Department, 919-775-8268.