13-year-old shoots younger brother in head after game of ‘cops and robbers’

National News

WAYNESBORO, PA. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy told investigators he shot to death his younger brother when he became frustrated during a game of cops and robbers, police said in court documents made public Thursday.

The Chambersburg Public Opinion reported that the 13-year-old, who has been charged with criminal homicide, used his father’s gun to shoot his 9-year-old brother in the head Wednesday morning.

The police affidavit used to support charges said the boys were in the living room when the 13-year-old got a loaded gun from the couch, one of two 9 mm handguns his father keeps there for security, the paper reported.

The 13-year-old boy told police he became angry that his brother was not listening to him, so he shot him, court documents allege.

The older boy called 911, and the victim later died at a hospital.

A message seeking comment was left Thursday for the boy’s defense lawyer.

For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.

Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sponsored Content
Visit Buy Local

Trending Stories