Two arrested in shooting death of Clayton Co. teen

Two arrested in shooting death of Clayton Co. teen

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Contessa Viniesha Neal and Tajh Daeon Hare (Courtesy: Clayton County Police) Contessa Viniesha Neal and Tajh Daeon Hare (Courtesy: Clayton County Police)
Tajh Daeon Hare tells FOX 5 News that the incident was an accident. Tajh Daeon Hare tells FOX 5 News that the incident was an accident.
Contessa Viniesha Neal tells FOX 5's Tacoma Perry that she didn't harm the teenager. Contessa Viniesha Neal tells FOX 5's Tacoma Perry that she didn't harm the teenager.
A 15-year-old boy was found shot execution-style Tuesday evening along an old golf cart path. A 15-year-old boy was found shot execution-style Tuesday evening along an old golf cart path.
RIVERDALE, Ga. -

Police say they have arrested two people in connection to the death of 15-year-old boy whose body was found in a wooded area near Riverdale on Tuesday evening.

A spokesperson for the Clayton County Police Department tells FOX 5 News that 21-year-old Contessa Viniesha Neal and 17-year-old Tajh Daeon Hare have been arrested for the execution-style shooting of 15-year-old Travon Crump. The teen was found lying near an old golf cart path near Tee Trace and Inverness Trace around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say the pair told them they were trying to prevent crime.  They claimed Crump was planning to burglarize their homes when they shot and killed him. They say the pair lured the teen into the wood line, where they eventually shot him.

Police say that Neal admitted to luring Crump to the scene and attempting to shoot him, but could not. They say Hare was ultimately the triggerman.

Both are being charged with murder and were booked into the Clayton County Jail.

A spokesperson for the Clayton County Police Department tells FOX 5 News that 21-year-old Contesa Neal and 17-year-old Tagh Hare have been arrested for the execution-style shooting of a 15-year-old boy, whose name has not been released.

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