TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) - A 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the shooting death of a Dayton Teen.
Trotwood police have charged a 17-year-old from Harrison Township with aggravated murder.
We're not naming him at this time because he's a juvenile, but this new development is painting a better picture of what happened the afternoon Devonta Rayford was shot to death in his car.
The teen accused of robbing and killing Devonta pleaded not guilty to murder charges in juvenile court today.
Another hearing was scheduled to determine if he will stay there.
Meanwhile, the Trotwood Police Department reassured neighbors.
"We want to ensure the community that this was not just a random act of robbing another individual. We believe this was a pre-planned situation of known people who were involved in this act," said Captain John Porter with the Trotwood Police Department
Captain Porter says after looking at phone records and interviewing witnesses, officers found out the two were planning to meet the day Rayford was killed in his car.
But what they don't know is why this teenager decided to shoot him.
"It's too early for us to determine what transpired to make this happen but we do know they knew each other we do know they were friends or have been friends"
Police say the teen does not have a record with their office, but they are finding some evidence on his social media page.
"At this point, we don't have anything that indicates him as a gang member however, some of the information we are developing off of him, off his Facebook and Twitter accounts lead us to believe that's the direction he may have been heading toward."
Right now, there's only one person facing charges, but that could change.
"We are looking at other individuals to see if there was other involvement or knowledge," said Captain Porter.
Captain Porter tells me when detectives went back to get the accused teen last night, he had a bag packed. They say it appeared he was trying to skip town
Devonta's family tells 2 NEWS, after a week of agony, they're relived tonight that the suspect is off the streets.
Rick and Sue Rayford are finally getting some answers now that a suspect is in custody for killing their son.
"We are happy that justice is finally being served and we did have confidence that police would catch up with the guy and we would just be patient even though it was difficult knowing that he was still out there thinking he was getting away with murder," said Rick Rayford.
They tell us they're not surprised the person police think shot Devonta is the same age as their son, but they still don't understand why it happened.
"You didn't have to do this. This was senseless. If there was an altercation or whatever the circumstances was, Tay didn't deserve to die for it."
Police say the teen accused of firing the shots most likely pre-planned the murder and they're still not sure if more people were involved.
While Devonta's mother tells us she believes there are still people out there who are involved.
They're glad the alleged shooter is not able to hurt anyone else.
"Kids and guns are not a good mix," said Rick Rayford.
The Rayfords said the support they've received from the community has been overwhelming, but they have a strong message for their person who cut their son's life short.
"I want him to suffer. Lock him up and don't let him back out," said Sue Rayford.
That suspect appeared in juvenile court today.
A court date on July 2nd will determine if he's tried as an adult.
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