The shooting death last month of a Sharon High School basketball player has been ruled a homicide.
And, the suspect, 19 year-old Jontae Barnes, also from Sharon, faces a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Barnes is being charged with criminal homicide in the death of 17 year-old Le’Angelo Ford at a residence in Sharon shortly after midnight on the morning of January 20. Barnes and Ford were two of several people gathered at the residence where the shooting occurred. Only Barnes has been charged.
Barnes was arrested within ten minutes of the shooting. He has been lodged in the Mercer County Jail on $200,000 bail.