Two 13-Year-Olds, 14-Year-Old Charged In Connection With Murder of New Jersey Taxi Driver, Officials Say

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May 16 2023, Published 1:44 p.m. ET

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Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were arrested in connection with the shooting death of a taxi driver in New Jersey, prosecutors announced.

Police believe Kofi Addo stopped to pick up the three juveniles in Franklin Township on the evening of May 11 and they attempted to rob him, WABC-TV reported.

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Officers responding to the report of a shooting found Addo suffering a gunshot wound. The 57-year-old taxi driver was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

The following day, police arrested the three teenagers, who have not been publicly identified.

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The 14-year-old boy and one of the two 13-year-olds was were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, among other charges.

The other 13-year-old was charged with robbery in the first degree, and second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

The suspects were being held at the Middlesex County Youth detention center.


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