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More charges could be filed in death of recent Chaney High graduate

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

New details are emerging in the murder of a recent Chaney High School and Choffin graduate.

21 News has learned that more people could be charged in connection with the robbery and murder.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Bell did not have a chance to experience life as an adult before he was shot in the back of the head and killed on Tuesday.

According to the Youngstown Law Director, robbery was the motive. But a car with juveniles following the victim and the shooting suspect is also part of the investigation.  

As students were welcomed back to Chaney High School in Youngstown for their first day of classes, grief counselors were available because many of the student's minds were on a familiar face.  That face was of recent graduate 18-year-old Sean Bell.

Law Director Jeff Limbian said, "The pool of defendants or participants may be expanding very quickly."

Suspect Myckle Hughes of Campbell, who allegedly pulled the trigger, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. 

Detectives say the 21-year-old suspect was in the car with the victim, and after the shooting, allegedly grabbed a bag of marijuana and two cell phones and fled.  

But he had help.

"There was a follow car with at least two people in that car as well, so this was a robbery that was planned," Limbian said.

A friend of the victim was also in his Trailblazer at the time of the shooting and played dead, and then ran through the woods to get help.

So the question is was this all over drugs?

"That may have been a ruse for a robbery.  We have two juveniles involved who will likely be facing consequences in juvenile court," Limbian said.

While Hughes is facing aggravated robbery and involuntary manslaughter, for now, the involuntary manslaughter charge could be increased to murder or aggravated murder at the grand jury phase.

Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Maureen Kobly set his bond at $75,000 cash or surety.

Youngstown Detectives continue their investigation while a family prepares to bury a son who had just become a man.

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