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Kenichi Phillips shooting: 17-year-old charged over Ladywood murder

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Image caption Kenichi Phillips was shot dead in black Seat Leon in Ladywood

Police investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old have charged a teenage boy with his murder.

Kenichi Phillips was shot dead while sitting in a car in the Ladywood area of Birmingham in March.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder in Smethwick on Thursday morning, police said.

He has now also been charged with robbery, possession with intent to supply drugs, possession of a bladed weapon and obstructing police.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due before magistrates in the city on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Kenichi died from a gunshot wound.

Image caption A man arrested last month has been released on police bail

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