Middletown police arrested Amison within hours of the shooting that happened just before 6:30 p.m. and charged him with murder and tampering with evidence in Wallace’s death.
Friends, family and the community marked the teen’s death with candles, a bandana and poinsettias. It was the third memorial erected in the city at homicide locations since December 2018.
Wallace was not a student at Middletown Schools, according to district officials. He was a former student of Marshall High School, an alternative school, but was not enrolled there at the time of the shooting.
Middletown Police Maj. Scott Reeve said the shooting was the result of an “ongoing conflict” between Wallace and Amison.
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Amison saw Wallace walking on Manchester Avenue, got out of a vehicle and “shot (Wallace) five times, causing his death,” according to court documents.
Amison drove to Trenton, where officers found him on Mars Drive.
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