A 15-year-old is being charged in a fatal shooting in Lynn, Massachusetts, according to a report from WCVB.
Kevin Omar Sanchez was arraigned in the death of 18-year-old Amoy Blake after both were involved in a failed robbery attempt earlier this month.
Prosecutor Kate MacDougall said at the hearing that Sanchez and a 17-year-old co-defendant were with Blake when Blake allegedly held a gun to a man's head during an attempted robbery.
She said the robbery target, a 20-year-old Lynn man, then shot Blake with a gun he was licensed to carry, and called 911. He isn't charged.
While the allegations do not hold Sanchez directly responsible for Blake’s death, officials said that because Blake was killed while allegedly committing a felony, other participants in the crime can be held responsible for his death.
Sanchez is being held without bail and will be charged as an adult.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir