Investigators say 14-year-old killed in Southaven last week was shot by homeowner during home invasion

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 7-15-2019 – Southaven Police have released new information in the death of a 14-year-old found shot to death in Southaven. The teen has been identified as Christopher Cooper of Memphis.

Investigators say the teen who was killed had been involved in a home invasion with three other suspects – Joshua Fletcher, Justin Williams, and Ashley Lutts. Investigators say the homeowner on Tuscany Way shot the teen during the crime.

Fletcher and Williams face capital murder charges in the shooting death. Lutts is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

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7-10/2019 – Southaven Police say three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy found shot next to a vehicle.

It happened about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday on Tuscany Way and Surrey Lane. Police say they received a call about a suspicious man lying on the ground, and found the boy dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators have still not said what led to the shooting.

Police say three people have been arrested and charged. 25-year-old Joshua Fletcher and 30-year-old Justin Williams, both of Memphis, are charged with burglary-home invasion and capital murder. Williams is currently in custody in Arkansas and awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

19-year-old Ashley Lutts of Selmer, TN, is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more charges could come at a later time.

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