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Teens Face Murder Charges in 13-Year-Old's Death in Philadelphia Takeout

Two teenagers face murder charges in the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old inside a Nicetown neighborhood takeout restaurant last month.

The March 10 shooting inside Gold Fish takeout restaurant on the 2000 block of W. Hunting Park Avenue left Khisser Davis-Papther in critical condition, Philadelphia Police said. The 13-year-old boy died nine days later at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He was shot in the head.

An argument proceeded the deadly shooting, investigators said. Surveillance video showed the victim siting with three friends when two males walked in, one spoke to the victim and then pulled a gun and shot him.

Police released surveillance images and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the two men. The video along with detective work helped police to zero in on Tymear Johnson, 19, and Christopher Southerland, 18.

Police nabbed Southerland, who lives just blocks from the shooting scene on March and charged him with murder. On Sunday they charged Johnson, the suspected gunman, with murder and related offenses.

Both suspects remained jailed Monday without bail and no lawyers could be reached to comment on their cases.

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