In the wake of Trayvon Martin, there has been yet another shocking shooting death of what appears to have been an unarmed teen. Tyler Winstead, a 14-year-old honor student, was shot in the chest just two houses away from his home in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The Times-Leader reports:
WILKES-BARRE – An autopsy on the body of a 14-year-old boy determined he died from a gunshot wound to the chest, Luzerne County Acting Coroner Bill Lisman said.
Lisman identified the teenage boy as Tyler Winstead.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross ruled Winstead’s death a homicide.
Winstead, a high honors student in the eighth grade at Wilkes-Barre Area’s GAR High School, was shot in front of 117 Hill St., just two houses away from his home at 121 Hill St., where he lived with his grandparents Willie and Carol Golden, just before 7:30 Thursday night.
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