16-year-olds arrested for murder of 17-year-old: Sheriff's full press conference

16-year-olds arrested for murder of 17-year-old: Sheriff's full press conference

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The day after the sheriff of Polk County made a plea for help to find the suspects who "massacred" a high school student at a Bartow park, detectives announced two teenagers were arrested for murder.

During a press conference Wednesday, Sheriff Grady Judd said at least four Black males were involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Taigur Taguri on Monday night. Judd said within 10 hours of the investigation starting, detectives were knocking on the door of one of the suspects, 16-year-old Jevon Berrien Jr., who lives on Gause Street in Bartow.

Also at the home was his cousin, 16-year-old Margus Johnson, who was also arrested.

The deadly shooting occurred when Taguri arrived at Gordon Heights Park with the intent of selling marijuana, Judd said.

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