Teens appear in court after clothing store murder

Deaundre Graves (left) and Jeffrey Rhodes. (Provided Photos/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two teenagers were in court Wednesday facing charges in connection to a murder at a clothing store.

Deaundre Graves, 18, and Jeffery Rhodes, 17, are both being tried in adult court. Graves was charged with two counts of murder, robbery and carrying a handgun without a license. Rhodes was charged with murder and robbery.

A jury trial was scheduled for June.

Police say Graves tried to steal clothes from the Body Gear store but Ho Lee, who was working at the store, tried to stop him. That’s when police say Graves shot him. Lee later died at the hospital.

Funeral services for 36-year-old Lee will be Saturday at Flanner and Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by the funeral service.

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