Teen murder suspects in court for first time

Kaylend Gilbert, left, Jalen Heffner, center, and Terrence Richardson, right, were arrested for the shooting death of a 17-year-old Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Provided Photos/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three teenage murder suspects appeared in adult court for the first time Friday morning.

Kaylend Gilbert, Terrance Richardson and Jalen Heffner, all 17 years old, faced a judge in an initial hearing at 9 a.m.

The three have been charged with the murder of another 17-year-old.

Police say Steven Kendall II was shot in the chest and died Sunday, Oct. 4. The shooting happened in the 2800 block of East New York Street on Sunday afternoon.

Detectives say the four, who knew each other, were walking down the street when Richardson pulled out a gun and shot Kendall in the chest.The three were formally charged with one count of murder in adult court.

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