LITHONIA, Ga (AP) – Authorities have charged a man with murder after he was accused of killing a 14-year-old boy whose friend had just stolen the man’s phone.
DeKalb County police say Ricarrio Hale was killed Sunday and a 16-year-old friend of his was also hospitalized after being shot.
Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Marsilas Wilson was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Police say Hale, the wounded friend and two other teens met Wilson and a woman in Lithonia to purchase a phone.
Authorities say one of the teens took the phone and ran away without paying, prompting Wilson to fire his weapon.