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Authorities: Teens charged in fatal shooting during robbery

February 28, 2020 GMT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Three teenage boys face murder charges in the fatal shooting of another teen, which authorities say happened when the boys tried to steal marijuana from him.

The three teens — two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, all from Altoona — were arraigned Thursday and remanded to the county jail.

The teens had arranged a meeting Tuesday night with Devon Pfirsching, 15, of Altoona, telling him they wanted to buy a bag of marijuana, authorities said. Shortly after Pfirsching arrived, one of the teens pointed a gun at him , pistol-whipped him and then shot him in the head, according to authorities.

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The three teens then fled the scene on foot, and the suspected shooter tossed the gun away as he ran, authorities said. All three were captured later that night.