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Teen charged in slaying of Kenmore man

A Philadelphia Street teen has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death Wednesday night of a Kenmore man near the Shaffer Village housing complex in Riverside, Buffalo police said.

Jerome A. Thagard, 16, is accused of shooting Steven Northrup, 31, multiple times in the lower body and torso. The attack occurred at about 8:45 p.m.

Northrup’s body was found in brush off Isabelle Street.

Thagard was arrested by homicide detectives Mark Lauber and Noreen Walsh at about 6 p.m. Thursday. (May 1, 2009 publication)