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Police release motive in Bardstown teen's murder

Investigators say Cameron Williamson, 17, was killed over a botched drug deal. It happened early Monday morning, just a block away from where he lived.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Four people face charges in connection to the deadly shooting of a Nelson County teenager.

Investigators say Cameron Williamson, 17, was killed over a botched drug deal. It happened early Monday morning, just a block away from where he lived.

According to police, Shelmontay Adams is charged with Williamson's murder. Three other people, Torique Griffin, Damion Murphy and Alexis Gribbins, are all charged with complicity to murder.

Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram says the teen was with Murphy and Gribbins in a parked vehicle when Adams and Griffin pulled up in a separate car, planning to rob Williamson of some marijuana. A struggle ensued and police say Adams shot Williamson.

Adams later admitted to the shooting, but claimed it was accidental.

Following the shooting, police say Murphy and Gribbins drove the car to a Five Star gas station for help and that's where police found Williamson's body.

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