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16-Year-Old Being Charged with Criminal Homicide for This Afternoon's Fatal Shooting on Charles Court



Homicide Unit detectives tonight are charging I’yendaye Byrd, 16, with criminal homicide for today’s 2:10 p.m. fatal shooting of Demarius Scales, 39, outside 105 Charles Court.

The investigation being led by Detective Phil Klarer shows that Byrd was involved in an argument with a girl that turned physical when Scales came out to intervene. Byrd and Scales had words, during which Byrd pulled a gun. Scales went into his residence and retrieved a pistol. Shots were fired and Scales was killed.

Byrd was taken into custody by North Precinct officers. His gun, which was reported stolen from Las Vegas, was recovered.


I’yendaye Byrd, 16
I'yendaye Byrd, 16