Five Biloxi teens charged with capital murder

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BILOXI, Miss. (WJTV) – Five teens have been charged with capital murder in the death of a 16-year-old, following an attempted robbery at a home in Biloxi. The shooting happened on Monday.

Authorities said officers were called to a home just before 2:00 p.m. for a medical emergency. When first responders arrived, they found 16-year-old Madison Harris unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

During their investigation, police determined Harris had been shot in an attempted robbery. The suspects fled the scene after the shooting

15-year-old Willow Blackmon, 17-year-old Yakeshia Blackmon, 17-year-old Jarvis Cook, 15-year-old Jasmine Kelley and 17-year-old Jaquez Porter were all arrested in connection to Harris’ death. CBS affiliate WLOX reports Harris knew the suspects.

All five teens have been charged as adults. One suspect, Jarvis Cook, was denied bond because he was out on bond on separate charges. The other four suspects each received a $1,000,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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