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15-year-old dies in Anderson shooting, 18-year-old arrested

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Nov 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-02 09:06:30-05

ANDERSON — A teenager has died after being shot in Anderson on Friday evening.

Anderson Police were notified of a gunshot victim at St. Vincent ER, located in the 2000 block of Jackson Street.

The 15-year-old victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving to the hospital.

He was identified by family as 'Juju' or Jullian Craig.


“He was a baby he had the rest of his whole life. Now he wont. I can’t live with that. My baby had so much potential. He was so brilliant. I don’t ever get to kiss him, or touch him, or feel his face again,” Denium said.

According to police, Craig was dropped off at the hospital following the shooting. Court documents show he suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

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On Nov. 24, 18-year-old Donavon Harris was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Harris was the driver of the vehicle that drove Craig to the hospital, the same vehicle that drove he and Craig to West 15th St.

The affidavit gives the account of Harris and another male that was involved in the incident. Both subjects give different accounts of the moments before Craig's life was taken. However, in both accounts its clear that a disagreement lead to shots fired.

“It's for keeps and they don't realize this. They think it's a video game and they think they get an extra man and can reset and start over," said Craig's father, Josh Wooden.


Harris was charged with Murder, attempted armed robbery, possession of narcotics, and criminal confinement.

This is the third homicide this year in Anderson and the first with a victim under age 18.