Teen suspect in KSU student's death expected in court

Teen suspect in KSU student's death expected in court
Nicholas Massa, 18, was found dead inside a Kent apartment on Feb. 7. (Source: Facebook)
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

KENT, OH (WOIO) - The second suspect in the shooting death of a Kent State student is expected in court Friday afternoon.

The 17-year-old suspect is from Massillon. He was arrested Wednesday night in charged in the murder of Nick Massa, 18.

Another 17-year-old was arrested earlier this week. A juvenile judge asked that the media refer to the first suspect as TK since he is a juvenile. Prosecutors have filed a motion to prosecute TK as an adult.

The victim, Massa, graduated from Westlake High School in 2015.

Massa lived on campus, Cleveland 19 was told he was visiting a friend off campus when the shooting happened. Massa was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and he recently entered the college of business as a managerial marketing major.

Police say they were called to the Ryan Place Apartments around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found Massa dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Cleveland 19 obtained the 911 calls that illustrate the scary moments.

"My apartment just got robbed and my friend got shot!" the 911 caller told the dispatcher. "My friend is passing out please hurry up and get here!"

The caller described an apparent robbery before the shooting, saying several men were involved.

"They came in and asked for all the money and they had guns on us and they said that they were going to shoot, and my friend said' 'you're not going to shoot' and then they f****** shot him!"

The 911 call lasted less than four minutes, but one person was able to tell police the name of the suspect, TK, before it ended.

In another 911 call, the caller said she saw men speeding away in a green pickup.

Kent police say the investigation is ongoing.

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