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Irvine shooting suspect arrested in N.C.

A man suspected in a fatal shooting in Estill County was arrested Saturday in North Carolina.

Larry Allen Riddell of Estill County was arrested after a traffic accident in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to Kentucky State Police. He was awaiting extradition from a North Carolina jail.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Riddell in connection with the slaying of Eric D. Murphy, 22, who was shot Thursday evening. Police found Murphy at a West Irvine Stop and Shop parking lot, where he had been driven by someone who witnessed the shooting, police said. The witness told police that Murphy was shot as he left a house on Hensley Lane in Estill County.

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