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Man Charged With Teen's Murder

The teenager was left to die in the street after being shot.

Manatee County detectives arrested a 20-year old man in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old left in the street to die.

Detectives have arrested Kwame Henri, 20, and charged him with murder, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's report. Henri is accused of shooting Kenya Cox, 19, and leaving him in the middle of 27th Avenue east where he died.

Cox was found shot to death last Friday after his aunt called 9-1-1 to report that someone was lying in the street and appeared to be injured. His murder was the fourth Manatee County killing in 2012.

Manatee County detectives said that Cox was at Henri’s residence at 1711 27th Ave. E., on January 20, the night he was killed. They learned that Cox and Henri were talking outside of the house and then started wrestling. After the pair began wrestling someone in the neighborhood heard a gunshot and Cox fell to the ground.

Henri was arrested Monday night. He remains in the Manatee County jail where he is also charged with drug possession.

Angie Street January 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
It boils down to mom and pop but if mom and pop upholds the child in the crime they are commiting then they are useless and deserve to get the same punishment. Thats the problem a lot of parents know what their kids are doing and say nothing because they are reaping the benefits of the crime. No Morales
richard January 30, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I personally knew Kenya. He was a good kid I couldn't believe he was dead. It does prove the surrounding neighborhood can play a role in are lives. R.I.P. Kenya
teresa farrell April 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
R.i.p beef i love and miss him soo much, i dnt kno whats going on but who ever murdered him deseves life in prison and thats even gettn off easy..
DA Youngin January 07, 2013 at 06:05 AM
rip beef
L D January 29, 2013 at 07:05 AM
Rip beef? What kind of language is this?? Good night! Where is this generation headed??????

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