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Newly released video shows moments just before teen shoots woman in Northern Arizona

Posted at 11:17 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 02:17:18-04

NORTHERN, AZ — It was still dark out on the morning of October 3, 2017, when Apache County Deputies responded to a Concho home after reports of a break-in.

By the time they got there, it was too late. Fifty-four-year-old TerriLynn Collins was dead.

The mother of six ran to her daughter Alexa's home after hearing shouting. She found a teen inside, wearing a ski mask with several knives in his pocket, holding a hockey stick.

"He had a couple knives and said I'll hit you or I'll stab you." Alexa told deputies. "He said I don't want to but if this brings me to it."

The teen tried to leave, according to Alexa and her roommate, but Collins pointed her gun, and told him to stay put until police arrived.

“She always had her gun pointed towards him," added Alexa. "He went for it, and my mom started screaming, and she told us to run.”

She told deputies she heard a gunshot halfway down the street.

The teen behind the mask was later identified as 14-year-old Joshua Richardson.

DPS troopers arrested Richardson the next day, accusing him of shooting Collins execution-style. Video released by DPS shows Richardson in a large orange jumpsuit just hours after his arrest, being taken in for questioning.

Richardson was later charged a an adult for Collins' murder.

A trial date still hasn't been set.