- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Police have charged a juvenile with murder in the case of a Kentucky teenager who was found fatally shot in a rural area of Mercer County.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy says detectives are investigating after the body of 17-year-old Tristan Cole of Harrodsburg was found Wednesday night.

Cole was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Police said in a news release Thursday afternoon that a juvenile from Harrodsburg was charged with murder and first-degree robbery. The release said the investigation indicates Cole was shot Tuesday evening.

Purdy said Thursday that no arrests have been made. The trooper says Cole’s body was found near his vehicle in a rural area west of Harrodsburg.

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