Teen Shooter Bound Over to Laramie County District Court
Philip Sam, the 16 year old suspect in the early morning shooting in Cheyenne earlier this month was bound over to district court Wednesday on one count of first degree murder and 12 counts of aggravated assault. He will be tried as an adult.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Lee says he heard enough evidence against Pillip Sam to move the case to a higher court.
Prosectors say Sam fired several shots into a group of teens shortly after 1 a.m. on October 5th. Officials say19 year old Tyler Burns was struck and another teen was grazed on the arm.
All but Burns were able to run away. Prosecutors say Sam then shot Burns in the head at point-blank range as he begged for his life. Burns died at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on October 6th.
Police say another boy believed Sam had vandalized his vehicle, and the two agreed to meet at a park to fight.
Sam told detectives he got a .40-caliber gun from his mother's boyfriend and brought it to the park because he was scared of being jumped.
Sam remains in jail with bail set at $250,000 cash.