RALEIGH, N.C. — A trial date for the teen accused of killing five people in the Hedingham neighborhood of Raleigh has been set for next year.

Austin Thompson, who was 15 at the time of the shooting on Oct. 13, 2022, will be tried beginning Sept. 22, 2025, according to Wake County Chief Public Defender Deonte L. Thomas.

Thompson is accused of killing Raleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torres, James Roger Thompson, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, Nicole Connors and Susan Karnatz and faces murder charges in their deaths. He also faces attempted murder and other charges in connection with injuring Marcille Lynn Gardner and Raleigh Police Officer C. Clark.

Thompson is set to be tried as an adult, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced in October. His case had previously languished in juvenile court for about a year before being moved to Superior Court. A Wake County grand jury also returned indictments against him in August for five counts of murder. 

The mass shooting happened in a Raleigh suburban neighborhood after Thompson shot and killed his older brother in the family's home, according to a report from the Raleigh Police Department. Thompson then killed the other victims in his neighborhood before barricading himself in a nearby shed, authorities said. 

A SWAT team went in and found him with a single gunshot wound, and he was taken to a hospital.