Palmetto teen 17, charged with murder of 16 year old

Jamari Lamon Murray-Barnes, age 17, was charged with first degree murder. Manatee County Jail booking photo
Jamari Lamon Murray-Barnes, age 17, was charged with first degree murder. Manatee County Jail booking photo

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A Palmetto teen who was wanted for the murder of a Bradenton 16 year old turned himself in to authorities on Thursday morning, according to Bradenton police.

Jamari Lamon Murray-Barnes, age 17, was wanted for the shooting death of Justin Fabien, age 16. Investigators say Fabien was killed around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Bradenton police responded to a call about shots fired in the 1200 block of East 21st Street and found Fabien on the ground, suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Police officers performed CPR on Fabien, however he was declared dead twenty minutes later.

Murray-Barnes was charged with one count of first degree murder. Detectives say Murray-Barnes is not cooperating with investigators.

If you have information that can help investigators call Bradenton Police Department Detective James Curulla at 941-747-3011, ext. 2224, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.

Fabien’s death was the third homicide of the year.

Justin Fabien, 16, was shot & killed. Photo, provided by Bradenton Police Department.
Justin Fabien, 16, was shot & killed. Photo, provided by Bradenton Police Department.

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