Teen Arrested in Rashard Raigns Shooting Death Charged as Adult

A teenager arrested earlier this week in connection with the shooting death of Rashard Raigns has been charged as an adult in the case.

The teen, identified in court documents as Demitrich Jones, is 16 years old. He was presented Thursday with the charge of first-degree murder while armed and ordered held pending a preliminary hearing.

According to charging documents, Jones told police that he saw Raigns and intended to take his laptop from him. He had a bb gun and a man he was with had a silver handgun. When Raigns fought the robbery attempt, the man shot him with the revolver.

Jones identified the man with the revolver as William Smallwood.

Smallwood was presented with a charge of first-degree murder while armed earlier this week and ordered held pending a preliminary hearing.

Both Jones and Smallwood are expected for preliminary hearings June 26.

Charging documents in the case are below.

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