UPDATED: Teen arrested and charged with murder in early December shooting

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A teen charged with murder will now be tried as an adult.

Javon Thomas Jr. will have a hearing in January according to our Partners in News at ABC 21.

He was arrested last week during a traffic stop. He is accused of murder in the shooting death of Hakeem Cage on Dec. 2.

EARLIER: A 17-year-old is charged with murder in connection to a Dec. 2 homicide.

The juvenile was arrested during a traffic stop on Dec. 23 after police obtained a warrant.

No further information will be released on the suspect due to his age.

RELATED: Fort Wayne Police investigating an overnight shooting near Memorial Coliseum

The juvenile is accused with murder in the shooting death of Hakeem Cage. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Police were called overnight Dec. 2 to the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive to the Summit at Ridgewood Apartments after a report of shots fired.


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