A Salina teen who was shot to death last week in what police say was a case of mistaken identity was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon. An overflow crowd attended a funeral service to honor, and say goodbye, to 17-year-old Allie Saum.
Allie was shot and killed last Wednesday night in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Police said that the shooting was prompted by a fight earlier in the evening. A group of people went out to seek revenge. One of them mistakenly identified a male in a blue, Dodge pickup as being involved in the fight. He was not. Shots were fired at the truck as it drove eastbound in the 500 block of Russell. Saum was also in the truck, and was hit in the head.
Charges have been officially filed against six people accused in the case:
- 22-year-old Macio Palacio
- 19-year-old Jerome Forbes
- 19-year-old Daniel Sims
- 18-year-old Stephen Gentry
- 17-year-old Andrew Woodring
All are facing the same four felony charges of 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Woodring is also facing an additional charge of obstruction. The Saline County Attorney’s Office is determining whether or not they want to petition to try Woodring as an adult.
21-year-old Azucena Garcia-Ferniza is also charged in the case. She is facing a single felony charge of obstruction.
Following the funeral, Allie was buried in a private ceremony.