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LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police have arrested a Kannapolis man wanted in a slaying last month.

Maryland authorities were notified by Kannapolis officials that 19-year-old Darius Smotherson of Kannapolis may be taking a bus headed to the Baltimore area. Smotherson was wanted in the May 21 murder of 17-year-old Daniel Cooper.

Cooper was shot in the neck while inside a car on Snow Street in Kannapolis, police said. The high school senior died later at an area hospital.

About 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities saw Smotherson getting off a bus at the Interstate 95 welcome center in Laurel. He was arrested without incident.

Reginald Javae Clark and 17-year-old Damarick Harper of China Grove have already been arrested in connection with the killing. Harper was charged with murder while Clark was charged with murder, armed robbery and conspiracy.

The Associated Press and The Charlotte Observer contributed to this article.

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