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Published: Friday, 2/18/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Teen shot in Columbus mall dies

Older brother faces additional charge in shooting during dispute


COLUMBUS -- A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head after a dispute inside an Apple store has died, and a new charge is possible for an older brother accused in the shooting, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Andrake Kelley died Wednesday, police homicide detectives said in a news release. He sustained a single gunshot wound in the head in the shooting that rattled shoppers Saturday night at Easton Town Center, a shopping center about eight miles northeast of downtown Columbus, police said.

The boy's brother, Andrew Kelley, 16, was charged Monday with a delinquency count of felonious assault in the shooting.

Dennis Hogan, Franklin County assistant prosecutor, said he planned to meet with detectives about possibly amending the charge in light of Andrake Kelley's death. He declined to say what new charge could be filed.

The shooting in an outdoor area of the mall followed an altercation inside the Apple store, police have said. Detective Steve Glasure told the Columbus Dispatch words were traded between two groups of youths and that Andrew Kelley fired shots into the air. Police would not say if they thought he intended to shoot his brother, the newspaper reported.

Detective Glasure did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.

Ryan Landin, a firefighter from Mansfield in north central Ohio, said he was inside a store at Easton when several teens came running in saying there had been a shooting. Mr. Landin and his girlfriend, an EMT, went to attend to the teen.

"There wasn't anybody around. I didn't see any crowds. All the teens I guess that were involved in the situation must have fled," Mr. Landin said Thursday.

Andrew Kelley was held in juvenile detention Thursday awaiting a March 4 court appearance. A message was left for his attorney.

Mr. Hogan said he filed a motion seeking to have the teenager tried as an adult.

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