TULSA - A suspect in the shooting death of a Tulsa teenager has been formally charged for her murder.
Edwin Daniels , 24, was charged with murder in the first degree and shooting with intent to kill Thursday.
In May, 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante was shot and killed one day after her graduation from Memorial High School. Authorities allege Daniels fired into Ferrante's vehicle with a semi-automatic rifle, fatally striking her.
According to a police report, a witness told investigators that Daniels had admitted to shooting Ferrante with an AK-47 rifle. Ferrante and boyfriend Neikko Perez were in a Cadillac and Daniels believed it was the car of two rival gang members, the report alleges.
The witness also said Daniels dug a hole in the back yard of his aunt's house to get rid of the gun. Police recovered the gun at the residence.
Police say Daniels was arrested after committing up to six home invasions. Investigators linked the crimes together after Daniels used the victim's ATM card.
Daniels, who was arrested July 26, is set to appear in court Friday.
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