5 teens charged with capital murder in Mississippi

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Five Mississippi teenagers have been charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl during a robbery, authorities said.

The teens, ages 15 and 17, were arrested Monday and charged as adults with capital murder in the death of Madison Harris, news outlets reported.

Biloxi police said five teens went to Harris’ home to rob her. They threatened her with a gun and a fight broke out, police said.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said Harris was shot and taken to the hospital where she later died in the operating room. An autopsy is expected to be performed Wednesday in Jackson, Switzer said.

One of the teens, a 17-year-old boy, was out on bond on a 2019 aggravated assault charge in Gulfport. He’s currently being held without bond. The other four were being held, with bond set at $1 million.

It’s unclear whether any of the suspects have attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

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