Latest Juvenile crime News

Tucson teen arrested in fatal shooting of younger brother

Sep. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of his younger brother, according to Tucson police. They said the shooting occurred last Saturday night in an apartment on the city’s south side. The 13-year-old victim and his older...

Authorities: 14-year-old arrested in death of dad's fiancée

Sep. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting his father’s live-in fiancée during an argument. The boy called 911 on Monday morning to say the woman had been shot, according to a news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. The statement says the...

Police charge 2 teens in shooting death of Des Moines man

Sep. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police on Thursday charged two teenager boys in the death of a 21-year-old man who was shot earlier that day at an apartment complex. The boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged in juveniles court with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the death of Joshua...

Two Arizona troopers fired upon; 1 of 2 suspects in custody

Sep. 17, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenage boy has been arrested and another suspect was being sought after two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers were fired at while sitting in an unmarked vehicle Thursday, authorities said. DPS officials said the troopers both escaped injury. The name of the 17-year-old suspect...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

Sep. 17, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn't require...

Suspect in killing of protesters listed in 'hero' assignment

Sep. 17, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two...

FILE — This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Division of Police shows Detective James Skernivitz. Three teenagers were charged Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, with fatally shooting Skernivitz and another man during what authorities said was a robbery attempt. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP, File)

Teen indicted in slaying of Cleveland officer, informant

Sep. 17, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Cleveland police detective and an informant during an armed robbery was indicted Thursday on counts of aggravated murder. David McDaniel, 18, of Cleveland, also faces charges of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He is being held on a $3 million...

6-year-old Ohio boy killed; 11-year-old taken into custody

Sep. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 6-year-old Ohio boy has been killed and the 11-year-old boy Canton police say shot him has been taken into custody. The 6-year-old was transported by private vehicle to Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead Monday night, the Canton Repository reported. Officers took the...

Texas teen charged with murder in shooting of sleeping woman

Sep. 15, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested an 18-year-old woman on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman as she slept in her bed. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Emma Presler, 18, was charged Monday with murder in the death of Sierra Rhodd. Authorities have said dozens...

Teen driver charged in death of 13-year-old during chase

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of a 13-year-old North Carolina boy who was killed when the car he was riding in struck a utility pole as it was being chased by sheriff's deputies. The girl was the driver of the car chased by Forsyth...