FRIDLEY, Minn. (FOX 9) – A drug deal turned theft in Fridley, Minnesota ended with a 15-year-old boy being shot and dying from his accidents final month, new prices element.
Nineteen-year-old Amos Cham was charged Friday with homicide in reference to the theft. A 17-year-old boy, who investigators say was the gunman, has additionally been charged as a juvenile, in keeping with Cham’s grievance.
Police say the sufferer, 15-year-old Anthony Rouse of Blaine, died days after being shot on the 6000 block of Principal Road of Fridley.
In response to the costs, Rouse was in a van with two associates when his good friend went to purchase medication from Cham. Nevertheless, investigators say textual content messages present Cham was planning a theft. When the boys met up shortly earlier than 7 p.m. for the deal, the grievance says Cham spoke with the boy then mentioned he needed to converse with a good friend — who had simply pulled up beside the van.
Cham then spoke with folks within the automobile and one other teen obtained out and approached the car. In response to the costs, moments later a 17-year-old boy armed with a pistol approached the van and tried to rob the folks within the van.
Nevertheless, the motive force of the van hit the accelerator to get away. Within the course of, the 17-year-old fired pictures into the van, hitting Rouse who was within the backseat.
Rouse, who has been shot in his neck and shoulder, was bleeding badly and the motive force of the van drove him on to close by Unity Hospital.
Rouse was handled at Unity and later transported to Hennepin County Medical Middle. However regardless of one of the best efforts of medical doctors, he was declared mind lifeless and died on July 20.
Cham is presently being held in Anoka County Jail. The suspected gunman additionally faces a listening to to find out if he might be charged as an grownup within the case.