17-year-old Garry Lee Higgins has been charged as an adult in the June shooting death of 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera. Johnny was selling an Xbox on OfferUp and met Higgins and an 18-year-old cohort at an abandoned home in Gary, Indiana. During the transaction, one of the suspects allegedly produced a gun and shot Johnny in the back as he was running to his father’s car.
The two suspects were arrested this past Thursday but were yet to be named. The 18-year-old suspect still remains nameless as charges have yet to be officially filed. Higgins faces four felony charges including murder and attempted armed robbery.