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It's been revealed that the murder of 14-year-old boy Dequavion Traylor of Lubbock was initially a planned robbery.

It all happened the night of Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at the Ella Apartments, located at 1102 58th Street.

KAMC News reports that on that night, the murder suspect, 17-year-old Mifford Malicke Hannon III and two other teens were picked up in a white pickup with four unknown girls off of Idalou Highway. They apparently wanted to go swimming at first.

One of those other teens said that they planned on stealing something from someone, and asked the girls to take them to the Ella Apartments. That teen allegedly said that he wanted marijuana and money, according to police reports.

They arrived and went to the apartment Traylor was in. One of the girls in the pickup truck said that she heard gunshots gunshots ring out a bit later.

At the scene, investigators located three firearms, marijuana, scales and baggies. Traylor was found with a gunshot wound and would later be pronounced dead.

Hannon and one of the other unidentified juveniles have been arrested and charged with murder. They were both arrested at around 4:45 a.m. the morning of Saturday, June 12th. Hannon remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond, while the juvenile remains in the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.

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