UPDATE: Teen boy dies after shooting near FAMU’s campus
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department says a teen boy died from his injuries after a Thursday night shooting near FAMU’s campus.
According to TPD’s online incident map, officers received the call around 8:45 p.m. The shooting happened near the intersection of Liberty and Keith Streets.
The department says it arrested two suspects in connection to the shooting. TPD says the shooting happened after an illegal drug sale between the victim and suspects.
TPD says 18-year-old Javontea Williams and a 17-year-old were the two arrested in this case.
According to police, the teen who died and Williams tried to rob the juvenile at gunpoint. The 17-year-old also had a gun on him, shot the teen then ran away, the press release says.
“Officers arrived on scene moments later and located the victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he sadly succumbed to his injuries,” the release says.
TPD says it has charged both Williams and the minor with felony murder. Williams was charged with first-degree murder, while the juvenile was charged with third-degree murder.
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