Four teenagers have been charged with murder in the death of an Ohio 16-year-old after a drive-by shooting in a Family Dollar parking lot, police say.
At the time, Tayvon Coffee, 17, was the driver and the passengers were 16-year-old Denerick Williams, 15-year-old Raeshawn Covington and 14-year-old Derrell Bates, police said.
Officials said some of the occupants of the vehicle fired into the “crowded” parking lot and at least one of the bullets hit Beauchamp, FOX 19 reported. Beauchamp died on June 24 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
On Aug. 17, the four teens were arrested and appeared in Hamilton County Juvenile Court for their plea hearings on Aug. 18, officials said.
Coffee, Williams and Covington were also charged with possessing a weapon under a disability following convictions on previous crimes, police said.
A hearing will take place to determine if the teens will be tried as adults, officials said.
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