2 arrested in connection with Upshur Co. teen shooting

2 arrested in connection with Upshur Co. teen shooting

POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 2:28pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:46pm

Incident being investigated as homicide

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office has arrested two 14-year-old males in connection with the shooting death of a local teenager after the teen's body was found in a car.

Officials responded to a suspicious car call Sunday around 9:43 p.m., in Diana. When deputies arrived they found Jacob Johnson, 17, dead from gun shot wounds inside the car. According to preliminary autopsy reports, Johnson died from two gun shot wounds to the head.

Debbie Cobb, secretary to the superintendent of New Diana Independent School District tells KETK Johnson had withdrawn from school in October 2013.

Authorities say they are investigating the incident as a homicide and more arrests are possible.


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i'm at my school and everyone is talking about the shooting its crazy their saying the 14 years old's went here there's no way i could see anyone shoot and kill someone begging and struggling for there life...
when this rumor started i went to my teachers to tell them about the rumor they said we've heard jacob's parents im so sorry for your laws i will pray for your son every night good luck i hope you find who did this tragic mistake

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