4 teens accused in killing of Flagstaff man

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(Source: Flagstaff Police Department) (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
Lawrence Sampson-Kahn, 18 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Lawrence Sampson-Kahn, 18 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
Kayson Russell, 19 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Kayson Russell, 19 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
Mirelle Gorman, 16 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Mirelle Gorman, 16 (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) -

Police in Flagstaff say a group of teens killed a 23-year-old man after he allegedly inappropriately touched one of the girls involved in the killing.

Flagstaff police said on Friday that Jaron James was found dead on Sept. 7 and that four teens, including two who are underage, have been arrested.

Police say James was killed at a motel and that the suspects knew him. They say the group attacked James after he touched one of the suspects, a 16-year-old girl from Flagstaff.

Eighteen-year-old Lawrence Sampson-Kahn, 19-year-old Kayson Russell and 16-year-old Mirelle Gorman are among the four arrested.

The Associated Press does not typically identify underage crime suspects. Flagstaff police said Gorman is being charged as an adult.

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