New juvenile petitions have been filed charging a 16-year-old male with reckless homicide and tampering with evidence. The suspect had previously faced a charge of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
Officers responded to the Big Oak Apartments off of Middlebrook Pike on Sept. 26 where a 16-year-old male was found fatally shot.
Police found an unresponsive male gunshot victim in a first-floor breezeway. Responding paramedics attempted to give him aid, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
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The suspect was detained at the scene and taken into custody for an “outstanding juvenile petition,” according to a police spokesperson. Multiple possible witnesses were found at the scene and questioned.
The investigation remains ongoing.