15-year-old charged as adult in deadly shooting of 10-year-old boy in Warren

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 23:18:02-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 15-year-old is being charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy in Warren.

The teen has been charged with 2nd degree murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police say that on July 22, officers responded to a report of a person shot inside an apartment within the Warren Manor apartment complex on Dequindre.

Police say the 10-year-old boy suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Children's Hospital in critical condition and later died.

Detectives learned there were 11 children in the apartment at the time of the shooting, ranging from ages 10 to 17 years old.

Police say detectives determined a 15-year-old boy was responsible for the shooting. Police say he allegedly fled the apartment with the gun, which was hidden in a nearby parked car. Detectives contacted his mother and, police say, convinced the teen to turn himself in to police.

The handgun was recovered the next day.

Commissioner Bill Dwyer expressed his sympathy for the family of the victim saying, “This is a tragic event and the family is devastated. I will certainly keep them in my prayers.”