Three arrested in 14-year-old's murder over girl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Investigators have arrested two men and a teenager in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy found shot at a community center in Northwest Jacksonville, police said Friday.

James Jeremiah Thomas was found shot in the head outside the Johnnie Walker Community Center, located in the 2700 block of Division Street July 11, according to a police report. A coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Investigators later identified William Trevon Brown, 18, Le'Glenn Dy'Quan Milik Schofield, 19, and a 17-year-old, whom First Coast News is not naming due to his age, as suspects in the case, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Brown and Schofield face murder charges in the victim's death.

The 17-year-old has been charged with accessory after the fact, a first-degree felony.

JSO says the three teens knew the victim and the motive for the shooting was a girl.

JSO Assistant Chief Chris Butler says the suspects knew the victim and the motive was a girl.

"The suspects were upset with the victim because he was dating a girl they knew and they did not approve of the relationship," said Butler who noted the the shooting was spontaneous and not premeditated.

Thomas would have been a freshman at Raines High School this fall. A memorial for the teen can still be found in the Johnnie Walker Community Center off Division Street where he was hit by one bullet.

Investigators say evidence shows that Brown was the shooter, but he did not confess to be involved in the shooting.


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