BUFFALO, NY-- An Erie County Grand Jury has indicted a 14-year-old boy on one county of second-degree murder. He is accused of murdering a Kelmyne Jones Jr., 16, of Buffalo.
Police were called to Northland Avenue on Saturday, July 6, for a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found Jones collapsed in a driveway.
While the suspect is being charged as an adult at this time, 2 On Your Side is not naming him due the possibility that he could later be granted youthful offender status.
2 On Your Side has learned that the suspect may have brought a gun to school in April. We reached out to the Buffalo Public School district for a comment. Below is the District's response:
After school hours on April 10th a School #95 teacher overheard students speaking about a gun on a bus on a recent school day. Administration and counselors began a thorough investigation and alerted police. Student reports varied by date as to when they allegedly saw the gun, and multiple students interviewed reported no firearm. A thorough search of the school including the student's person and locker, along with those of ten other students was conducted, but no gun was uncovered. A bus video was checked, but no evidence of gun possession was found.
To the fullest extent of his abilities and based on the allegations, the school principal pursued a formal District Hearing in which all evidence was presented. Based on the outcome, with no evidence whatsoever of a weapon, the student was allowed to return to school in accordance with Education Law.
The teen will return to court in August for arraignment.