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Upstate NY police chief: 15-year-old's killing over argument 'utterly ridiculous,' 'senseless'


SYRACUSE, New York — An upstate New York police chief has called the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy after a brief verbal argument "utterly ridiculous" and "senseless."

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler tells The Post-Standard of Syracuse ( ) Tyquan Jones died in a car March 13 after arguing with a 16-year-old boy.

He says after Jones and the 16-year-old boy exchanged words, Jones' car drove off and the 16-year-old solicited the help of his mother's boyfriend, Rondell Scott.

He says the 33-year-old Scott got a ride from an acquaintance, pulled up behind Jones' car and fired multiple times. An 18-year-old driver was also shot three times and a 16-year-old passenger's foot was grazed.

Fowler tells the newspaper Scott was arrested Friday in Greenwood, Mississippi.

He didn't describe the nature of the argument.

Information from: The Post-Standard,

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