A death investigation in Walker County has led to a teenager being charged with murder Friday.

Sheriff Steve Wilson confirmed to Channel 3, 16-year old, Matthew J. Durham been charged with murder.    

The teen has been charged for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Christopher Colby Estes.

Sheriff Wilson says the teens were with a group on the front porch of a home on Shelly Lane, when the suspect pulled a gun out of his backpack and shot Estes.

Estes died at the scene.

Officials say Durham ran from the home before officers arrived, but was arrested Friday evening around 6:00.

Sheriff Wilson says adults and juveniles at the home were drinking alcohol, which is believed to be a contributing factor.

The suspect is due in court on Monday.