Two Ohio teenagers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a third teen who was fatally shot while lying in bed last month, authorities said.
Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 12, Shayne Edwards, 14, was struck with a bullet that killed him while inside his Elyria home, Cleveland.com reported.
Officials said it’s unclear if the freshman high school student was the intended target of the shooting.
According to the outlet, on Oct. 14, the Elyria and Lorain police departments arrested two suspects in the case, Hezekiah Shepherd, 16, and Jose Antonio Campos, 18.
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Shepherd faces multiple charges, including murder, felonious assault, discharging firearms at or into a habitation, discharging firearms on or over a premises and tampering with evidence.
Shepherd was booked into the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home, and prosecutors expect to consider charging him as an adult, Cleveland.com reported.
Campos was charged with complicity of murder, and felonious assault. He was booked into the Lorain County Jail and released after posting the $50,000 bond for each count against him.
“Overall, our message to young people is put the guns down; leave the guns alone,” Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfeld said at an Oct. 18 news conference. “Us as adults, we have a responsibility. We have failed our young people in our responsibility to get guns off the street.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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