UPDATE: Police identify teen victim, suspects in east-side shooting

UPDATE: Police identify teen victim, suspects in east-side shooting
One person was shot in a parking lot near the intersection of Houghton Road and Rita Road on Tuesday, April 7.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two teens have been indicted in connection with a fatal shooting on Tucson's east side.

Troy Nicholas Hughes and James Isaac Schermann, both 17 years old, were arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and attempted aggravated robbery.

The Tucson Police Department said gunfire erupted near a shopping plaza at the intersection of South Houghton and East Rita roads on April 7.

The TPD said two groups started fighting while in a car together. A struggle ensued and people from both groups drew their weapons and fired.

Tyler Thomas, 18, was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Another person in the vehicle was hit, but his injuries were minor.

Hughes and Schermann have been released under the supervision of pretrial services. Their next court appearance is a case management conference at 9 a.m. Monday, July 20.

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