Teen charged with murder in early Friday shooting - FOX34 Lubbock

Teen charged with murder in early Friday shooting

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

David Ruth, 19, is charged with murdering Darrean Nichols, 17, early Friday morning.

Investigators report a Nichols walked up to the victim's car, pulled a gun and started shooting at everyone inside.

Special investigators say Ruth and other of Nichols' friends arranged a drug deal on Facebook. Nichols and Brianna Garza went along,

Ruth's arrest warrant shows, when they met near 1st Place and MLK, Nichols walked up, pulled a gun on the buyer and started shooting.

Police say Ruth missed the target and hit Nichols and Garza. Nichols died at the hospital. Garza's expected to be okay.

Homicide detectives used Ruth's social media accounts and the messages on Facebook to identify him.

If convicted for Nichols' death, Ruth faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.

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