Stavian Rodriguez Accomplice Pleads Guilty To Robbery With Firearm; Murder Charges Dropped


Monday, April 19th 2021, 10:26 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Murder charges have been dropped against a teenager accused of involvement in a robbery that led to the police shooting death of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez in November.

However, 17-year-old Wyatt Cheatham will plead guilty to robbery with a firearm, as an adult, with a sentence of eight years in prison and seven years of probation, according to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office. Cheatham was initially charged with first-degree murder, as a juvenile, and robbery with a firearm.

Rodriguez died Nov. 23 after officers were called to a robbery in progress at the Okie Gas & Express store, located in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. According to police, Rodriguez "did not follow the commands of the police officers on scene. Multiple officers discharged their weapons, which resulted in (Rodriguez's) death."

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According to the probable cause affidavit, police said Wyatt Allen Cheatham admitted to planning and committing the robbery at the store with Rodriguez.

This is a developing story.