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4 teens accused in killing of Flagstaff man they say inappropriately touched girl

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 19:03:05-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in Flagstaff say a group of teens killed a 23-year-old man after he allegedly inappropriately touched one of the girls involved in the killing.

Flagstaff police said on Friday that Jaron James was found dead on Sept. 7 and that four teens, including two who are underage, have been arrested.

Police say James was killed at a motel and that the suspects knew him. They say the group attacked James after he touched one of the suspects, a 16-year-old girl from Flagstaff.

Eighteen-year-old Lawrence Sampson-Kahn and 19-year-old Kayson Russell are among the four arrested. The Associated Press does not typically identify underage crime suspects.