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Investigators: Shooting that killed teen involved adult

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(WMC-TV) - Police are building a case on the 15-year-old who was shot and killed while riding his bike Monday. They expect to file charges after consulting with the district attorney general's office.

No arrests have been made as of Tuesday afternoon following Melrose High School freshman Corderius Webb's death. Someone shot and killed Webb on Spottswood Avenue in Orange Mound.

Police took one woman into custody for questioning, but she has since been released. Investigators said this shooting stems from a previous altercation involving at least one adult.

Citing a still open an active investigation, police director Toney Armstrong did not wish to discuss specifics – but he said it should not have escalated to this point.

"You would certainly expect an adult to be more responsible, especially when dealing with a juvenile," he said. "You know, it's so unfortunate that we still have our youth that are being victimized by violent crimes."

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