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Second person charged in connection to shooting death of Hattiesburg teen

The shooting happened on the afternoon of June 18 at the Pineview Apartments.
The shooting happened on the afternoon of June 18 at the Pineview Apartments.(WDAM)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A juvenile has been charged in an ongoing homicide investigation after a 15-year-old died from injuries sustained in a June 18 shooting at the Pineview Apartments in Hattiesburg.

It is the second suspect to be charged in connection to the shooting death of Tradarius Cooper.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the person was charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder, accessory after the fact of aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and possession of a handgun by a minor.

Police did not release the identity of the juvenile.

Earlier Monday, 21-year-old Judah Miller turned himself in to police and was charged with accessory before the fact of aggravated assault and receiving stolen property. He was later charged with accessory before the fact of first-degree murder after police announced that Cooper had died from his injuries.

Judah Miller is charged in connection to the shooting death of 15-year-old Tradarius Cooper.
Judah Miller is charged in connection to the shooting death of 15-year-old Tradarius Cooper.(Hattiesburg Police Department)

The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Friday at the apartment complex on Country Club Road. Cooper was shot and was rushed to a hospital for treatment, police said. He later died from his injuries.

Moore said investigators determined the shooting stemmed from an “ongoing dispute” over a vehicle stolen from Jones County.

Additional arrests are pending.

If you have any information regarding the shooting, you are asked to contact Hattiesburg police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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