Best Friend of Teen Shot 6 Times Wanted by Police
Kendrick High Graduate Fred Harris is in Critical Condition
Fred Harris was supposed to start college Tuesday.
His family tells First News he wanted to pursue a career in the military but those plans were interrupted when the teen was shot six times Monday night allegedly by his own best friend.
18 Year old Fred Harris graduated from Kendrick High School in May.
It was a major milestone for his family and he had a promising future until this past Monday when he accompanied his former classmate Justin Spann to the Wilson Homes.
That’s when residents report all hell broke loose.
“I actually heard like it was like 15 gunshots went off back to back and that’s when I came out the door like what happened? I seen the young man running down and I was like what happened?
He was like I don’t know but help me, ” Wilson resident Shanicee Williams said. Harris stumbled to her back porch where he collapsed from six gunshot wounds.
Detectives confirmed the shooter unloaded an entire clip aiming for Harris.
Relatives were shocked the typically reserved shy teen was now fighting for his life and that it was friend of more than ten years allegedly pulled the trigger.
“Nobody’s been to the hospital. A friend would come and check on you. They’ll call or something. Nobody,” the mother of the victim Shanterol Baker said.
A witness reported Justin Spann tried to get rid of the semi automatic right after the shooting , he fled the scene and has since wiped his social media pages clean.
“You can’t run for long. God sees and too many people are talking. So whatever is going on I’m praying that it will come to pass with Justice because at the end of the day my son still didn’t deserve this,” Baker said.
According to court documents, Spann was arrested last October for obstruction of an officer and possession and use of drugs.
Those charges were dismissed in state court.
He is currently wanted for questioning by the Columbus Police Department.