Latest Juvenile crime News

Police: Phoenix teen shot dead while showing gun to friends

Sep. 25, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was shot dead on Friday after handing his gun to a friend. Austin Evans was in his apartment just before 2 a.m. when he took out the gun to show to friends, Phoenix police said, adding it went off while one was handling it. Evans died at the scene, police...

In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Sept. 25, 2020, in his case. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

Sep. 25, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn't outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn't much the teen can do to stop it. Kyle Rittenhouse...

Teen relative charged in killing Miami High football coach

Sep. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old relative of a high school football coach has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting him and stealing money from his home, Miami-Dade police said. The teen, who has a history of mental issues, faces second-degree murder and armed grand theft charges, according to an...

Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin

Sep. 25, 2020 10:14 AM EDT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin.

NH teen indicted on murder charge stemming from dad's death

Sep. 24, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge stemming from the death of his father last year. Eighteen-year-old Joseph Beam was indicted in connection with the death of Jason Beam, 41, in Antrim, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Thursday. Joseph...

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...