Man charged in Ardmore teen's death

By: Kristen Shanahan Email
By: Kristen Shanahan Email

ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of shooting and killing an Ardmore teen made his initial appearance in court Monday afternoon and was charged with First Degree Murder.

Prosecutors say Santana Labron Burris shot and killed 16-year-old Rashaad Jackson last Thursday inside a house in the 3400 block of South Commerce.

Court documents show a witness told police that he saw Burris point a handgun at Jackson. The witness also claims he heard the trigger pulled followed by a loud noise, and then he saw Jackson fall to the floor.

Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd says investigators spent the day gathering more evidence for the case.

"We felt like at this point there was sufficient evidence to support the filing charges, but the investigation is still ongoing," Ladd said.

Burris's preliminary hearing is set for January 19, 2012 and his bond is set for $1.5 million dollars.

Funeral services will be held for Jackson on Friday at First United Methodist at 1 p.m. A benefit fund has been set up to help with funeral costs. Donations can be made at any First National Bank and Trust.

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