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16-year-old indicted for murder

A grand jury has indicted a 16-year-old for the murder of another teenager.

17-year-old Ali Shalash died back in November, after being shot in a Lexington home.

The indictment, handed down Tuesday, provides new information about Jamar Lamont Mays, the teen accused of pulling the trigger.

He was indicted as an adult on murder and tampering with evidence charges. He's also charged with being a minor in possession of a handgun.

On November 23, Lexington Police were called to a home on Dorset Drive, in the Cardinal Valley neighborhood, after getting a call of a 16-year-old screaming.

According to court documents, that 16-year-old would later turn out to be the suspect, Jamar Mays.

When emergency crews arrived, they found Ali Shalash shot in the head, but with a faint pulse.

Shalash was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police questioned Mays, who said someone was trying to break into the house when the two friends were home alone.

Mays told police someone shot through an open window, hitting and killing Shalash.

Police say officers later found empty bullet shells in the trash of Mays' home, and a gun in a vehicle parked out back.

Police say that was enough evidence to arrest Mays for Shalash's murder.

Police say after investigating the shooting, they found no evidence of anyone trying to shoot through the bedroom window, as Mays had claimed.

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