Death-Obituary Police Say A 14-year-old Was Killed In An Attempted Robbery In North Alabama By Other Teenagers

Death-Obituary Police Say A 14-year-old Was Killed In An Attempted Robbery In North Alabama By Other Teenagers

NORTH ALABAMA —  According to the Decatur Police Department, a gunshot early on Sunday morning resulted in the death of one adolescent. Around 6:45 a.m., police arrived at the scene on the 1200-block of Pennylane and discovered a 14-year-old male victim who had been shot. He was brought to Decatur Morgan Hospital for treatment, but later that morning he passed away from his wounds. To conduct a thorough investigation, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division arrived on the scene.

The 14-year-old victim was invited to meet two other 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old at 21st Avenue SE in an effort to rob him, they discovered during their investigation. Additionally, they learned that the teenager who had requested to meet them was carrying a weapon.

While the group was meeting, police say, a fifth juvenile showed up with a gun and attempted to rob the teen who was asked to meet up with the original three. The teen pulled his weapon to defend himself and shot the fifth person, according to the Decatur Police Department.  Police say three juveniles involved were charged with murder and robbery. They were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Tuscumbia, with additional charges pending.

Due to their ages, authorities say their identities will not be released.

 

Death-Obituary Police Say A 14-year-old Was Killed In An Attempted Robbery In North Alabama By Other Teenagers