Teen from 2010 Lima murder in trouble again

July 11, 2013

LIMA — A teenager who caught a break in a murder case a few years ago is now charged with aggravated robbery with a gun.

Shaquille R. Bulls, 19, of 660 Prospect Ave., was indicted this month by the Allen County grand jury along with two codefendants, Davonte Gilbert, 18, and Darreal Wright, 18. The codefendants also are charged with aggravated robbery with a gun.

The alleged robbery happened June 5 in the 700 block of East Second Street. Three men ordered a cab, waited for the driver to arrive and pulled a gun on him, Prosecutor Juergen Waldick said.

The men were unable to get anything from the driver, Waldick said.

Bulls was involved in the 2010 murder of 16-year-old Eric Armstead. Armstead was shot to death while sitting on a porch at 620 Madison Ave.

Bulls, who was 16 at the time of the murder, wasn’t the shooter. He was with a group of teenagers, one of whom shot Armstead.

Bulls pleaded to obstruction of justice as a juvenile and agreed to testify against his codefendants. He was sentenced to six months to a maximum of his 21st birthday. He served about one year and was released.

Bulls stayed back at the car in the Armstead slaying while two others carried out the shooting, a factor that helped Bulls avoid a harsher sentence.