By Andrew Armstrong
Statesville (NC) – A 9-year-old boy died after smoke and fire consumed his home in Statesville early Sunday morning.
Firefighters and police responded to the call at 532 Brevard Street, where they received information of a child still trapped in the residence.
Officials say Lerik Ramsuer was pulled from an apartment shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters entered the home and located the boy, who was later pronounced dead at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
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