According to KPD, around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, officers arrived on the scene of a fatal shooting at Big Oaks Apartments, which is off of Middlebrook Pike. Police found an unresponsive male gunshot victim in a first-floor breezeway, and although responding paramedics attempted to give him aid, he was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim was 16 years old.
Officers detained multiple potential witnesses on the scene for questioning, KPD said.
Following their investigation, KPD said on Thursday that a second 16-year-old male was detained and taken into custody for an “outstanding juvenile petition.”
Police said on Friday that the teen taken into custody is considered a suspect in the shooting, but he has not been charged at this time. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile, and that charge has been confirmed by a KPD spokesperson to be related to the shooting.
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The investigation is ongoing at this time according to KPD.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information