One boy, age 17, is charged with murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence, according to Butler County Juvenile Court Administrator Rob Clevenger.
“(The shooting suspect) lured (the victim) to the house, they were gonna trade guns, supposedly,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. “In the process, the (shooting suspect) had all intentions of robbing (the victim) that he lured into the house through social media.
“It appears a scuffle took place and then an attempted robbery, and the victim was shot and killed.”
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The second suspect, also a 17-year-old, faces a charge of grand theft of a firearm. Court documents indicate this second suspect removed his father’s .38-caliber handgun from his father’s bedroom and passed it to another subject, who is not named in the documents.
Court documents also say the accused shooter attempted to wipe down the gun and hid it after the incident.
Search warrants were served by detectives on both sides of the Hine Road duplex on Tuesday night. Nothing was taken from the side that faces Hine Road, but 21 items were taken from the side with a Hamilton-Cleves Road address.
Taken from the crime scene were:
- Spent .38 cartridge
- Live .38 rounds
- Winchester 16 gauge shot gun
- 3 glass pipes
- 2 bongs
- blue sweatshirt
- paper towel with red substance
- red sweatshirt
- 2 cell phones
- Remington 16 gauge shot gun
- black wallet with baggie with green leafy substance
- Acer laptop
- black knife
- brown holster
- spent round
- .38 Colt revolver