Two People Held in Fatal Shooting of Teen

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
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Alexander Capell Johnson

A Hillsborough man was arrested today, Sept. 16, and a juvenile is in secure custody related to the fatal shooting of a teenager in June in Hillsborough.

Alexander Capell Johnson, 22, of Hillsborough was arrested at 11:45 a.m. today in Burlington by Hillsborough Police Department investigators and State Bureau of Investigation agents. Johnson was taken to Orange County Jail, where he was charged with first-degree murder. He was denied bond.

A second suspect, a juvenile, has been in secure custody since Aug. 31 due to three charges related to the incident.

Nicholas Frank, 17, of Hillsborough was shot and killed at about 9:30 p.m. June 29 in the small parking lot in front of the main entrance to Bellevue Mill Apartments, 206 S. Nash St. He lived close to the location.

This investigation is still active. If you have information regarding the case, please contact Hillsborough Investigator Andrew Jones at 919-296-9562 or by email

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