17-year-old murdered in Waxahachie home

- Police in Waxahachie are looking for answers about the murder of a 17-year-old boy.

A neighbor in the 200 block of Cambridge Street said he heard what sounded like a firecracker around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The neighbor looked outside and saw a teenager getting out of a dark-colored car and running inside a house.

Later that evening, police said 17-year-old Gabriel Richie’s mother asked a friend to go check on him because she couldn’t get in touch with him. The friend found Richie dead from a gunshot wound.

Police believe the teen collapsed once he got inside the house.

Detectives are now interviewing the teen’s friends and looking for the suspect’s car. It’s described as a dark-colored Taurus or Altima.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Anonymous tips are also welcome through Crime Stoppers at 972-937-7297.

Richie recently moved from Red Oak to Waxahachie to live with his mother, police said.

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