Troy teen indicted on charge of manslaughter

Published 11:11 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Troy teenager has been indicted and charged with manslaughter after a grand jury found evidence to try the juvenile for a shooting death in November 2018.

District Attorney Tom Anderson said Travon Streeter, 17, was indicted on charges of manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence by a grand jury Thursday.

Anderson said Streeter shot and killed the victim at a residence on Aster Avenue on November 23, 2018.

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“We’re alleging that it was done recklessly; that’s why the charge is manslaughter,” Anderson said.

According to reports from witnesses, Anderson said the prosecution is alleging that the two boys had been firing the semiautomatic pistol earlier that day and that a round was still chambered in the gun. Streeter allegedly attempted to pass the gun to the victim when the gun went off, shooting the juvenile in the back and killing him.

“We don’t know exactly how long it took the defendant and associates to take him to the hospital,” Anderson said.

After taking the victim to the hospital, Anderson said the prosecution is alleging that Streeter disposed the gun, which is why he is being charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Now that Streeter has been indicted on the charge, a date will be set for his arraignment.

Manslaughter is a Class B Felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison.