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Police Arrest 2nd Suspect in Drive-By Killing of NJ Teen: Prosecutor

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    Police Arrest 2nd Suspect in Drive-By Killing of NJ Teen: Prosecutor
    Armoni Sexton

    A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting a promising New Jersey high school basketball player a week ago, authorities said Saturday.

    Hasmeek Coles, 20, of Paterson, New Jersey, faces single counts of first-degree murder and receiving stolen property and three counts of attempted murder, said Pasaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. His bail was set at $2 million, and it wasn't known Saturday if he's retained an attorney.

    Coles was arrested Friday, one day after another city man charged in the case -- 20-year Gregory Oliver -- pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and weapons charges.

    Both men are charged in the death of 15-year-old Armoni Sexton. He was killed and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting in Paterson on April 18.

    Sexton was a top scorer and rebounder at the Paterson Charter School for Science for Science and Technology.

    Harley Breite, Oliver's attorney, has said his client is innocent of Sexton's death and was a victim himself of a drive-by shooting the same day. The lawyer said Oliver was wounded in the right arm.

    Three other people, two males and a female between 15 and 20 years old, were wounded in the drive-by that killed Sexton.

    Oliver, who was once a key player on the Kennedy High School football team, has a recent record of alleged violence and drug possession, according to news reports.