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Atmore police still looking into fatal shooting of teen

News Staff Writer

Atmore police investigators continued this week their probe into the February 20 shooting death of a local teen. City detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences on the body of the victim, 16-year-old Janyia Wilson.
Wilson, a sophomore member of Escambia County High School’s volleyball team, was laid to rest Saturday at Stallworth Cemetery following a service at Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church.
She died from a gunshot wound inflicted by the 16-year-old boy she had been dating as the two reportedly argued inside a car near the intersection of Carver and Ashley streets. The teen suspect drove the victim to Atmore Community Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Police arrived at the local hospital to find that a teenage girl — later identified by friends and family members — had been shot and had been taken there by her boyfriend.
Hospital medical staff told police the teen was unresponsive when she arrived, and emergency department staff were unable to save her.
The juvenile suspect was charged as an adult with murder. He remained in the Escambia County Detention Center early Tuesday. March 7, under a $1 million bond.