City police charge 15-year-old boy with murder in Collins' homicide

YOUNGSTOWN — Police have in custody a 15-year-old boy they believe fired the fatal shot that killed 17-year-old Braylen Collins last week.

Police and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force arrested the suspect, Shonqualin Hendrix, without incident at about 1:30 p.m. today at a house on Edwards Street, said Capt. Rod Foley, chief of detectives. He is charged with murder.

“Once we got there, he came out on his own,” Foley said, adding that police found no weapons or drugs on the teenager when they arrested him.

After being questioned by detectives, Hendrix was lodged in the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center on Scott Street. Police said they had multiple addresses of record for Hendrix, who had been a student at Chaney High School.

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