GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - We are learning more details surrounding the shooting that took the life of 16-year-old Ny-Gel Poole on Saturday night. According to an arrest affidavit, Kobe Jaquan Augustine, 15, admitted to investigators that he shot Poole twice.
Augustine was initially charged with aggravated assault, but the charge was upgraded to first-degree murder after police were notified that Poole died around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
According to the affidavit, officers responded to the call and found Poole suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He was transported to Garden Park Hospital and was later airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, AL.
Authorities say a physical altercation took place between the two adolescents as they were walking on 19th Street, which resulted in Augustine shooting Poole.
Witnesses told investigators they heard the gunshots and then saw Augustine running from the scene. Two witnesses said they heard Augustine say he had just shot Poole, according to the affidavit.
Augustine was developed as a suspect during a follow-up investigation and was arrested shortly after midnight at his home without incident.
Augustine is being held on a $1 million bond set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.