Charles Wright: 17-year-old indicted on first-degree murder charges

Shooting occurred on May 26

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A 17-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges by a Palm Beach County Grand Jury.

Charles Wright is facing charges in connection with a May 26 homicide in Riviera Beach.

Police said the victim, identified as John Ruff, Jr., 24, of Riviera Beach, was shot and killed at Goodmark Park on West 36th Street.

Riviera Beach Police spokesperson Rose Anne Brown at the time of the incident told WPTV, "It is believed that this was not a random shooting because it appears that the victim knew the shooter."

Charles Wright has been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and is being held there without bond.

 

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