Michigan authorities person arrested and charged 2 teenage boys, ages 13 and 14, successful relationship pinch nan carjacking and murder of Battle Creek Central High School honors student Jack Snyder.
Snyder was changeable to decease connected Feb. 17 connected nan area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue SW successful Battle Creek, Michigan, erstwhile he offered a thrust to nan 2 young suspects arsenic he was driving location from his girlfriend's location astir midnight.
"On this night, [Snyder] was trying to do what he thought was nan correct point by offering a thrust to these 2 younger kids stepping successful nan freezing weather," Battle Creek Police Department Sgt. Chris Rabbitt told Fox News Digital. "It was a miserable nighttime that nighttime – cold, windy, snow, rain."
The 13-year-old and 14-year-old, however, had "evil intent," Rabbitt said, erstwhile they allegedly targeted Snyder aft he offered them kindness.
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Jack Snyder, 17, was changeable to decease connected Feb. 17 connected nan area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue SW successful Battle Creek, Michigan, erstwhile he offered a thrust to nan 2 young suspects arsenic he was driving location from his girlfriend's location astir midnight. (Fox News)
Police initially responded to nan incident astatine 12:11 a.m., erstwhile they recovered Snyder's assemblage successful nan roadworthy adjacent to his vehicle, according to police.
Detectives person recovered a handgun that they judge whitethorn beryllium nan murder weapon, though they cannot corroborate until it is analyzed by forensic experts.
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Witnesses said 1 fishy wore a achromatic and reddish overgarment and had long, messy hair, while nan different wore a achromatic overgarment pinch achromatic patches and a skis mask-style hat, a property merchandise states.
Jack Snyder's obituary states that nan 17-year-old "had a zest for life and made nan world a amended spot pinch his attraction and emotion for everyone." (Fox News)
The constabulary department received "a important number of tips from nan community," and their hunt for nan 2 suspects was "aided by surveillance camera systems astatine aggregate locations passim nan area," allowing constabulary to "track their movements," Rabbitt explained. Authorities arrested some teenaged suspects connected Feb. 19.
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The 14-year-old is charged pinch felony murder, carjacking and 2 felony firearms charges. Authorities person not commented connected nan charges against nan 13-year-old.
Jack Snyder, 17, was a personnel of nan National Honor Society. (Facebook/Dana Bender)
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"This is an highly tragic situation," Rabbitt said, describing Snyder arsenic a "17-year-old young man, who was getting fresh to prosecute his dreams aft precocious school, doing…all nan normal things a 17-year-old would do."
"By each accounts" from those who knew him astatine location and successful school, Snyder was "a very bully kid," nan sergeant explained. "…It's tragic that Jack had to suffer his life and nan lives of 2 different young boys…are ruined."
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Snyder's obituary states that nan 17-year-old "had a zest for life and made nan world a amended spot pinch his attraction and emotion for everyone." He was a personnel of nan National Honor Society, nan American Red Cross, and Link Crew. He was besides "enrolled successful nan EMT programme done Kellogg Community College," according to his obituary.
Fox News' Haley Chi-Sing contributed to this report.
Audrey Conklin is simply a integer newsman for Fox News Digital and FOX Business. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org aliases connected Twitter astatine @audpants.