Teen Charged As An Adult In Fatal Leechburg Shooting

CBS Pittsburgh

LEECHBURG (KDKA) – A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing another teenager in Armstrong County is being charged as an adult.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to his chest and later died at the hospital.

According to court records, the motive in the Leechburg shooting Tuesday afternoon was robbery.

According to police statements, Derrike Roppolo was at an apartment on Basin Drive visiting. Roppolo was one of four people in the apartment.

Just before 2 p.m., a masked man, later identified as 17-year-old Todd Johnson, and a 17-year-old accomplice barged in.

Police say the suspects were there with the intention of robbing them of marijuana.

One of the women in the apartment was ordered upstairs at gunpoint.

Another woman pulled out her cell phone and began taking pictures of Johnson holding a pistol, according to court records. Police report Johnson allegedly stole the phone when he…

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