Shooting victim identified, 5 teens arrested

January 23, 2021 GMT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy shot to death in Connecticut was one of several teens who tried to rob another youth, who opened fire at his attackers, police said Saturday.

Waterbury police identified the teen who was killed early Friday morning as Taevan Moshier and also announced five other teenagers had been arrested, including another 17-year-old boy who was the intended victim of the robbery and shot Moshier.

Police say the intended victim went to visit a girl at a location where several other teens, including two with guns, were waiting for him. A fight and shootout broke out, and the robbery target shot Moshier and fled in a car, police said.


The other teens got into an SUV and chased the intended victim, authorities said. The two vehicles crashed, and the teen who shot Moshier ran from the scene, police said. The youths in the SUV then drove Moshier to a hospital, where he died.

The teen who shot Moshier was arrested on murder and gun charges. Two 17-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were charged with robbery and other crimes. Their names were not released under juvenile offender laws.