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Affidavit: 15-year-old admits twice shooting 16-year-old in Gulfport

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 A pile of Teddy Bears surrounded by candles are part of the memorial created for Nigel Poole, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD A pile of Teddy Bears surrounded by candles are part of the memorial created for Nigel Poole, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

GULFPORT -- A 15-year-old Gulfport resident has admitted he shot a 16-year-old acquaintance, said a police affidavit in a first-degree murder case.

Kobe Jaquan Augustine confessed he shot Nigel Deandra Poole twice, the affidavit said.

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Gulfport police have said they found Poole shot multiple times in the head when they responded to a 7:52 p.m. call Saturday in the 4700 block of 19th Street.

Poole died about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile.

Police initially arrested Augustine on an aggravated assault charge, which was upgraded to a first-degree murder charge after Poole was pronounced dead.

The two teens had been walking together from 1910 46th Avenue when they reached the location where Poole was shot, the affidavit said.

They were arguing when Augustine brandished a firearm and shot Poole, police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.

No details have been released on what the argument was about.

Augustine’s bond was increased from $300,000 to $1 million.

He is held at the Harrison County jail.

Augustine is charged as an adult in spite of his age because of the nature of the crime.

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