Update: Teenage Murder Suspect In Court

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Seventeen-year-old Christopher Spears has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of Second Degree Murder for the fatal shooting of Dominique Hollie.

Spears was bound over for trial at his preliminary hearing on Tuesday during which detectives outlined the investigation that lead to his arrest.

He is accused of killing the 17-year-old Hollie, his friend, back in February.

Detective Ryan Hinsley was called to take the stand by the prosecution during the hearing and testified that at the time of the shooting, there were six people in the basement of the home near 54th & Spaulding.

Hinsley testified that Spears was allegedly making sexual advances toward Hollie's sister.

Dominique Hollie allegedly got up and retrieved a shotgun from his bedroom that he and Spears shared. He was laughing and joking and then returned the 20 gauge sawed off shotgun to his bedroom.

Hinsley testified that Spears went back to the bedroom and that's when Hollie's sister heard a loud noise.

Another person in the basement was on a cell phone at the time and described to police that Dominique was joking around with the gun. That same witness says that Spears said "I'm not afraid to do it." Then overheard Spears say three times that he was going to shoot Hollie.

The witness reportedly heard Hollie then say, "If you're going to shoot me, shoot me right here." He allegedly pointed to his temple. Then heard a shot and saw Spears allegedly run up the stairs.

An autopsy showed that Hollie had a gunshot wound to the upper left cheek and was shot at point blank range.

Four people reportedly left the house just before the shooting. Spears allegedly called one of them after the shooting to come and pick him up.

After the shooting, Spears reportedly asked a couple near 52nd and Fort to call police, saying they would be looking for him. When police arrived, he allegedly made the statement “I hope he is okay.”

Police recovered a sawed off .22 caliber rifle and a lot of ammunition from Hollie's bedroom.


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