Tyler also faces additional charges of attempted statutory burglary armed with a deadly weapon.
Tyler is accused of shooting Dylan Peters in York County, Virginia in January.
Reports say Tyler confronted Peters at the victim's home. After the victim closed the front door, Tyler allegedly fired several round hitting Peters in the legs and chest.
Two others have been arrested.
The additional charges were reported June 16, 2015.
Unlike the murders of nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina this week, the murder didn't attract national media attention, was not exploited to exacerbate racial hatred, nor did the governor hold a news conference to declare the heart and soul of Virginia had been broken.
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One of the three suspects in the murder of a York County teen now faces additional charges.
Evan Tyler, 17, was charged Monday with attempted statutory burglary armed with a deadly weapon, according to York-Poquoson Commonwealth’s Attorney Benjamin Hahn.
Tyler was previously charged with second-degree murder, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
The charges are all related to the murder of Dylan Peters back in January.
Peters and Tyler allegedly knew each other and engaged in conversation as Peters stood in the doorway of the home he shares with his mother on Cattail Lane. There was a struggle as Peters tried closing the door, then Tyler allegedly fired five shots through the door, hitting Peters in his chest and legs.
Peters was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.
York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. Diggs said Tyler, a Grafton High School student, turned himself in to authorities. The charges against Tyler will go before a grand jury the third Tuesday of July. Hahn said he wants Tyler tried as an adult.
Alphonzo Jackson and 20-year-old Tevin D. Lambert are also charged in this case.
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