Teen charged in connection with Topeka shooting death

October 11, 2017 - 9:04 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A third teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting outside at a fast-food restaurant in Kansas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ernest Williams IV, 19, has been charged in the death of Justice Mitchell, 18.

Topeka police say Williams was in the passenger seat of a car driven by Mitchell on June 26, when another suspect, Lamero Dunstan, 17, was trying to buy marijuana from Mitchell.

Authorities say Dustan told investigators he heard a click of a gun held by Williams that failed to fire. Authorities say Dunstan then fired two shots at Mitchell because he assumed Mitchell had a gun.

Williams is jailed on a $1 million bond. A court date hasn't been scheduled.

Dunstan and another teen are also charged in the case.

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