LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) — A 17-year-old boy was killed Friday in Franklin County, according to a Facebook post from Franklin County Sheriff Kevin White.

Matthew John Harris, 25, is in custody for the death of Jaxon Williams. The sheriff’s office said Harris and Williams were family friends.

Sheriff White said Williams was strangled to death at a home near Franklinton. He said the situation “is an extremely tragic story fueled by stupidity, alcohol, and violence.”

Harris was charged with murder.

This is an ongoing investigation.