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Campbell County teen to be charged as adult for E.C. Glass student's death

The charges will go before a grand jury Aug. 5

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Media were not allowed in the courtroom Thursday as a Campbell County teen faced a judge for a preliminary hearing. Only victim Dre'yon Browley's immediate family members were allowed inside. 

Once the hearing was finished, the commonwealth's attorney confirmed to 10 News the 17-year-old will now face charges as an adult. 

In May, police were called to the Meadows Apartments for a shooting.  EC Glass student Browley, 18, died from his injuries. The other student, whose name police have not yet released, survived. 

10 News learned through search warrants, that the 17-year-old admitted to police he killed the high school football player. 

Lynchburg detectives searched a 2006 Honda Civic and found a loaded gun. They also looked for ammunition, blood and a cellphone: the teen said he had those items at the time of the crime but had since lost track of them

The charges will go before a grand jury on Aug. 5th. 

At this time, the 17 year-old's name has not been released. The commonwealth's attorney told 10 News he's still in custody and his name will come out after they file the indictment. ​