- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A candlelight vigil staged by family and friends remembered a slain central Ohio teen on the day she would have turned 18.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/UuPz8J) reports the gathering at an east Columbus park on Wednesday night came after Shevona Whitehead was killed when she was shot in the chest while hanging out with friends two nights earlier.

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly pulled the trigger ran from the scene and was arrested by Columbus SWAT officers at his girlfriend’s house Tuesday night. Prosecutors have filed paperwork to move his murder case to adult court. Police said he admitted shooting Whitehead.

The slain girl’s mother, Danielle Whitehead, told the young people gathered at the park that they are the future and need to stop killing each other.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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