Teen posts $500K bond after deadly Mall shooting

An Edmonds teen posted $500,000 bond Thursday, the day after police arrested him in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Alderwood Mall, officials said.

A hearing had not been set in juvenile court for the boy, 16, as of Friday. On Wednesday, Lynnwood police said the teen was detained for investigation of murder, but it was unclear what exact charge authorities booked him on.

Denney Juvenile Justice Center officials were unable to provide a police report on the shooting.

Police identified the deceased as Jayda Woods-Johnson. As of Friday afternoon, an online fundraiser had raised over $20,900 to cover her family’s funeral and living expenses.

Police booked the suspect into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center, where he spent the night behind bars.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police announced Woods-Johnson died from her injuries.

“She was somewhere that should’ve been safe,” the fundraiser read. “Somewhere that we’ve all been as teens as a first ‘outing’ into the world without our parents.”

Alderwood Mall was closed Thursday. Signs on the doors apologized for the inconvenience.

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