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* Jean Fordjour and Tyris Franklin charged with alleged murder of Gene Grisby an El Cerrito High School student

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Prosecutors filed charges today against two teenagers in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old Richmond boy who was gunned down in front of his home Monday afternoon. Jean Pierre Fordjour, a 19-year-old Suisun City resident, was charged with murder with a firearm enhancement, Deputy District Attorney Gerald Chang said. Fordjour allegedly drove the car used in the shooting.The alleged shooter, 16-year-old Richmond resident Tyris Franklin, was charged as an adult with murder with an enhancement for the use of a firearm, Chang said. Prosecutors declined to file charges against a third 16-year-old boy, Chang said.Investigators were still working to determine a motive for the shooting, which happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. at 4026 Fleming Ave.

Officers found the victim, Gene Deshane Grisby, an El Cerrito High School student, in front of his house suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso, Richmond police Lt. Shawn Pickett said.He was pronounced dead at the scene.After the shooting, witnesses followed the suspects’ car and provided a description of the vehicle to police, Pickett said.Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, a school resource officer headed to Kennedy High School saw a car that matched the description of the shooter’s vehicle traveling east on Fall Avenue at South 45th Street, about half a mile from the murder scene, Pickett said. The officer, with help from several other officers, stopped the vehicle and arrested the three people inside. Witnesses later identified them as the suspects.Franklin and Fordjour are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez.

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