SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A 16-year-old arrested in connection with the shooting death of another teenager has been indicted on 13 counts.
Jeffery Burton was indicted on one count felony murder, eight counts aggravated assault, one count criminal attempt to commit a felony and one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Officials say he will be tried as an adult.
Burton was arrested on Oct. 23, just two days after authorities say he shot 15-year-old George Akins Jr.
Akins suffered life-threatening injuries and died on the scene at Abercorn Street and Apache Avenue.