GOSHEN — A teenager on trial for murder this week testified that he acted out of fear when he opened fire on an 18-year-old friend in 2018.

Alphonso James III, 15, is accused of killing 18-year-old Jaren Minies in Elkhart on Sept. 12, 2018. Minies was shot multiple times and died within minutes, despite efforts by witnesses to rush him to the hospital.

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