The teen accused of killing a 13-year-old boy on Friday night, and the two teens accused of helping him afterward, made their first court appearances Tuesday.
Malik Armein Jones, 19, was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder after police say he fired into a car following an argument outside a house on Beauty Avenue east of downtown.
A passenger in the car, Keyshawn Tyrell Gregory, was hit and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Two other teens, Jamal Christopher Howie, 19, and Jonathan Dejesus Chavez, 18, were charged with one count each of accessory after the fact of murder.
Police think Chavez supplied Jones with the gun and helped hide it later, according to an arrest warrant.
Another warrant said detectives think Howie helped Jones flee and elude police.
All three were arrested Monday and appeared in court for the first time Tuesday. Jones was being held without bail and Chavez on $2 million bail.
Howie was being held on $2.25 million because of additional charges of illegally having the drug alprazolam and using a white Honda Pilot to keep and sell it.
The shooting happened sometime before 9:40 p.m. Friday. Police say Keyshawn was one of three people in a car when words were exchanged between one of the car’s occupants and people outside a home at 1401 Beauty Avenue. Someone outside the home fired at the car, hitting Keyshawn.
Following a call about the shooting, police found the car with Keyshawn inside near the intersection of East Jones and North State streets. He was pronounced dead there.
Police say the two groups involved in the shooting knew each other and that it was not a random act.
Funeral arrangements for Keyshawn were incomplete as of Tuesday.