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Johnson Co. teen charged with murder

A teenager from Johnson County has been charged with murder.

 

According to the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office, Marcus Salatin, 16, was arrested last Friday for a shooting that killed 15-year-old Kashius Davis and injured a 19-year-old man.

 

At around 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 30, Johnson County police were called to the Fox Berry Trace subdivision for “shots fired.” That’s near Smith Valley Road and County Road 400 West. When they got there, police found several people in a car who said Salatin shot them. The driver and back seat passenger told police where Salatin lived. Based on that description, Johnson County police were able to find and arrest him.

 

Court documents say the shooting happened because of an argument between Salatin and Davis. Based on their Snapchat messages, police discovered Salatin repeatedly stole drugs from Davis.

Eventually, the argument got so heated that the two boys decided to meet up at the Fox Berry Trace subdivision for a fist fight. Salatin, however, showed up with a gun, and shot the car with Davis and the 19-year-old man inside.

 

On Thursday, Salatin was formally charged with Murder and Criminal Recklessness. If convicted on both charges, Salatin could face up to 66 years in prison