February 28, 2020 – In Breaking News – People
Five teenagers have been arrested and charged with capital murder after the shooting death of a Mississippi girl, police confirmed to PEOPLE.
Madison Harris, 16, was found shot inside her Biloxi, Miss., home and transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries, according to local TV station WLOX.
At 1:48 p.m. on Monday, Biloxi Police responded to a call for an unresponsive victim, police stated in a press release obtained by PEOPLE.
(Family members of Madison Harris, a Biloxi 16-year-old killed in her home, say they thought the five teens accused in her death were her friends. Courtesy of WKRG and YouTube. Posted on Feb 26, 2020.)
“During the course of the investigation, it was determined the shooting occurred during a failed robbery attempt,” it stated.
“Police said five suspects went to the victim’s home with the “intent to allegedly rob the victim of her personal possessions.”
The press release stated that a gun was used to threaten the teen, and an altercation allegedly followed.
After the shooting, the suspects fled the scene, police allege.
Madison lived at the home with her father and grandmother, who is engaged to James Waldeck.
Waldeck told WLOX he was alerted to the incident when his Ring Doorbell app showed an ambulance at his home.
“Madison was here with her very good friend Paul, and her dad was in the backyard raking leaves,” Waldeck said to the TV station.
“One girl came in, I saw on the Ring Doorbell, about a half-hour before.”
“And then, according to my Ring Doorbell, four of them charged in [through] an unlocked door here at the carport.”
“And within a matter of ten seconds, the shooting and screaming, and then [I saw] them running out the door being chased by Paul, her friend, and then her dad.”
(5 in custody after 16-year-old girl killed in Biloxi. Courtesy of CBS 17 and YouTube. Posted on Feb 25, 2020.)
Police arrested Yakeshia L. Blackmon, 17; Willow O. Blackmon, 15; Jasmine Joy-Sade Kelley, 15; Jarvis Jermaine Cook, 17; and Jaquez Devonte Porter, 17.
They were charged with capital murder, which allows them to be charged as adults, police said.
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