Nicholas Palmer (left), Harrison Summerour (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

2 teens arrested in ‘gang-motivated’ shooting death

Two teenagers have been charged in the “gang-motivated” shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Marietta last month, police said.

Nicholas Palmer, 17, and a 16-year-old are facing felony murder and other charges in the death of Miles Saunders, police spokesman Charles McPhilamy said in an emailed statement.

The 16-year-old was identified as Harrison Summerour by Channel 2 Action News.


Both suspects, who are in custody, will be tried as adults, McPhilamy said. Neither is from the Marietta area, Channel 2 reported.

Saunders’ body was found inside his Wilson Circle residence Aug. 27 after a 911 call reported someone was “accidentally shot” there, police said.

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“During the course of the investigation,” McPhilamy said, “a second handgun was located and is now secured in evidence.”

Palmer also is charged with being a minor in possession of a pistol and street gang terrorism and criminal gang activity.

Summerour is charged with being a minor in possession of a pistol, two counts of aggravated assault by weapon, and street gang terrorism and criminal gang activity.

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