17-year-old arrested for allegedly killing Freeport man

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) – A 17-year-old is accused of killing a Freeport man.

Freeport Police said that Nyiquell Pendelton shot Marcus Price back on May 15. He was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, and is charged with nine counts of murder.

Investigators said that 19-year-old Prince was shot and killed during at drive-by at State Av. and Franklin St. A 23-year-old man was also shot and survived.

At the time of the shooting, police said that it was believed to be gang related.

Pendelton is being charged as an adult, and his bond has been set at $1 million. He is currently being held in a juvenile detention center.

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