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Teen to be tried as adult for murder of Lexington teenager

15-year-old Robert "Bobby" Durrum died after being shot on Belmont Drive in January 2017.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A teenager charged with the January 2017 murder of another teen will be tried as an adult.

15-year-old Robert "Bobby" Durrum died after being shot on Belmont Drive in January 2017.

The indictment filed in the Fayette Circuit Court Criminal Branch says Demarcus Lee Bowie faces charges of murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. Bowie was 16-years-old when Lexington Police arrested him for the killing of 15-year-old Robert Durrum.

The indictment states that on January 18, Bowie shot Durrum during a robbery. The indictment goes on to say that Bowie "concealed, removed and/or altered" a gun that police could have used as evidence in the case against him.

Police found Durrum in the middle of Belmont Drive suffering from gunshot wounds. The freshman at Lafayette High School was able to give investigators information on the crime but later died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Bowie remains incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center. A judge set his arraignment for May 19 at 10:30 a.m.

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