Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, Australia was out jogging in an Oklahoma neighborhood Friday when he was shot and killed by three “bored” teenagers. Christopher, a baseball player attending East Central University, was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Okla., when he was shot and killed. The police chief there said Monday the oldest of the three teenaged suspects, a 17-year-old, admitted the shooting was a, "random thrill killing", according to NewsOK.com on Aug. 19.
The three juvenile male suspects, ages 15, 16 and 17, were arrested in connection with the shooting, but their names are being withheld until they're formally charged, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said.
First-degree murder charges against all three are expected to be filed Tuesday in Stephens County, Ford added. The Daily News reports it's not yet known if the three will be charged as adults or juveniles.
Lane attended East Central University in Ada, Okla., about 85 miles west of Duncan, on a baseball scholarship. He had just returned from his native Australia about a week ago.
The 17-year-old detailed how he and the two other teens were at a house when Christopher Lane jogged by. They decided on a whim to target him because they were bored.
When asked why they did it, the suspect responded, "We were bored and decided to kill somebody". They also said they committed the horrific murder, "for the fun of it".
The three teenagers followed Lane in a car, shot him in the back, then drove off. Witnesses heard the shot and saw the victim stagger and collapse in the street.
They rushed to help him and performed CPR, but he was said to have died right there. Autopsy results are pending.
Police have yet to recover the weapon used in the shooting.