According to the New York Daily News, Russell Courtier, 38, and Colleen Hunt, 35, were arrested and charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce, who they reportedly chased down and killed with Courtier’s Jeep on Aug. 10.
Bruce and a group of friends were gathered outside a 7-11 store in Gresham, which is located near Portland when Courtier and Hunt drove up in Courtier’s red Jeep.
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Security camera footage from the scene shows that a fight broke out almost immediately. Courtier — who has had multiple run-ins with the law and served time in federal prison, where he became a gang leader — is shown beating Bruce’s head against the store’s plate glass window.
The Portland Mercury said that Hunt egged Courtier on, shouting “Get him, baby!” over and over as the fight progressed.
Bruce reportedly pulled a knife to defend himself, which was when Courtier got back into the Jeep and — with Hunt screaming encouragement — chased the teen, who tried to flee the scene on foot.
The Mercury said that according to court papers, Courtier “across oncoming lanes of traffic and then intentionally struck him with the front of the vehicle.”
The 7-11 clerk called police during the fight. When officers arrived, they found Bruce lying in the road bleeding from his head and ears. The teen suffered extensive brain injuries and died days later in the hospital.
Courtier and Hunt were apprehended by police within hours and admitted to striking Bruce with their vehicle. A grand jury indicted them on murder charges on Aug. 18.
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