Richfield, MN (KROC AM News) – A funeral was held Wednesday for the teenager who was fatally shot outside a school in Richfield last week.
Many of those who served 15-year-old Jahmari Rice were classmates at the South Education Center.
Rice and another student were shot around noon on February 1. Rice died shortly after, and the other student remains in the hospital. The 17-year-old was initially in critical condition. A fundraiser has been launched for the victim. A third student who was with the victims was not injured.
Murder and attempted murder charges were filed against two other students, who were arrested the same day. According to the police, the shooting took place during a confrontation between the victims and the suspects.
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The Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office charged 19-year-old Alfredo Rosario Solis and 18-year-old Fernando Valdez-Alvarez. The two were arrested at their Minneapolis home hours after the shooting. Conditional bail for the two has been set at $500,000 and they are due to appear next month.
According to the county attorney’s report:
Officers learned from the third male victim that a confrontation with Solis and Valdez-Alvarez, and Rice, he and the 17-year-old male victim happened in the school parking lot where Solis was once punched by the 17-year-old victim. , the complaint continues.
In return, Valdez-Alvarez fired numerous shots at the three male victims. After shooting the victims, Solis and Valdez-Alvarez ran to their SUV, where they continued shooting once inside the vehicle. Eventually, Valdez-Alvarez drove away with Solis in the passenger seat, the complaint states.