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Teen Accused Of Shooting, Killing Duo In Texas. Suspect Faces Possible Death Penalty.

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Source: Texarkana police; MEGA

May 4 2022, Published 9:03 a.m. ET

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A 17-year-old murdered two people and was arrested months after his alleged crime, according to authorities.

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Around 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, police in Texarkana, Texas, responded to a West 13th Street after a report of a man seen bleeding from his mouth and nose.

When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old victim lying in the yard in front of an apartment, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. That victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is now expected to survive.

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Inside one apartment, police found Deangelo Handy, 18, and Rijolah Young, 18, with gunshot wounds, according to Texarkana police. Handy was pronounced dead at the scene, while Young died at the hospital.

Investigators identified Kevonte Collins, 17, as the suspect in the killing and he was arrested this week. He made threats about not being arrested but was detained without incident.

He was charged with capital murder, but police have not said what led to the shooting.

“I’m thankful and relieved that this dangerous young man has now been taken into custody and hope this development provides some sense of closure for the victims’ families,” Texarkana police chief Kevin Schutte said.

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