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18-year-old charged with murder in Dollar General shooting

14-year-old believed to have pulled trigger
Posted: 7:42 PM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 00:42:44Z

CUMBERLAND — An 18-year-old involved in a robbery that resulted in the deadly shooting of a customer outside the Dollar General in Cumberland on Monday has been charged with murder.

According to court documents, a 14-year-old boy was the one who pulled the trigger, killing 37-year-old Gregory Raley. He has not been charged at this time.

An officer that was outside the Dollar General Monday night when the robbery happened says he saw Raley walk up to the store doors and then another man, identified as 18-year-old Steven Sheppard, walked Raley back toward his vehicle.

The officer then saw the 14-year-old come out of the business and extend his arm in Raley's direction. He then hear a single gunshot.

Police set up a perimeter and caught Shepherd. Nearby they found the 14-year-old suspect in a vehicle with a gun, cash and rolls of coins.

The prosecutor's office now has to decide if the 14-year-old will be charged as an adult. Shepherd has been charged with murder and burglary resulting in serious bodily injury.

Shepherd will make his next court appearance on Friday.

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