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Court docs: Teen killed after making a joke

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 12:52:26-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- An 18-year-old killed in November 2015, was shot because he made a joke about Halloween candy, a witness said in court documents.

Raymond Alvarez Jr., 18, was killed on Nov. 1, 2015. He was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3900 block of Trilbey Drive. 

Kevin Wilkerson, 23, and Michael Williams, 25, were arrested and charged with the death and robbery of Alvarez.

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New charging documents allege that Wilkerson aimed a gun at him and demanded money on Nov. 1. Alvarez told him he didn't have any money but said "But I have some candy" with candy in his hand, in an attempt to joke with Wilkerson.

Wilkerson then said, "That s--- funny to you? Ain't s--- funny!" before shooting him once, according to the document.

His girlfriend was in the car at the time. She told police, "They shot him because he made a joke."

She later identified Wilkerson from a photo array lineup.

Williams also admitted to police that he was with Wilkerson and that he watched Wilkerson shoot Alvarez. He discussed details not publicly released about the investigation.

Both suspects were already being held in the Marion County Jail on unrelated robbery charges when they were arrested on the new charges.

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