High school student indicted for murder at graduation party - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

High school student indicted for murder at graduation party

Antwion Dowdy, 18, is accused of shooting Sharquette Smith when some partygoers began flashing gang signs and taunting each other. (File photo) Antwion Dowdy, 18, is accused of shooting Sharquette Smith when some partygoers began flashing gang signs and taunting each other. (File photo)

(WMC-TV) - A Douglass High School student was indicted on a first degree murder charge for the death of a 15-year-old boy at a graduation party in May.

Antwion Dowdy, 18, is accused of shooting Sharquette Smith when some partygoers began flashing gang signs and taunting each other.

According to police, about 60 people showed up to the graduation party after the event was posted on Facbeook.

In addition to first degree murder, the 11th grader is charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

Action News 5 spoke with Dowdy's mother, Rebecca Miller, after the May 18 shooting. She is convinced of her son's innocence.

"He's a good child, he goes to school, interested in football, and stuff like that," she said. "Mother to mother, I feel your pain, but I know my son didn't do it."

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