Cops: This 12-Year-Old Is a Killer

Omaha boy became fugitive after gang shooting
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2015 3:05 AM CDT
Police tweeted this photo of Jarrell Milton last night.   (Omaha Police Department)

(Newser) – Jarrell Milton, a fugitive wanted on murder charges after a gang and drug-related shooting in Omaha, Neb., was arrested last night, marking the latest development in a case that might not have been widely reported if not for the fact that Jarrell Milton is 12 years old. Officials say the boy was arrested in Minneapolis and is now in the custody of the US Marshals Service, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Police say Jarrell, his 17-year-old brother Jamar, and 15-year-old Shuntayvious Primes-Willis shot two men, killing one, after setting up a meeting for a marijuana deal in a city park, the World-Herald reports.

The older two boys have been charged as adults with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say all three of them had weapons and they plan to try the 12-year-old as an adult as well, though it's not completely clear whether the law will allow them to, NBC News reports. "It's incomprehensible," a prosecutor tells WOWT. "It's unbelievable when you think of somebody who's 12 years old, seventh grade or sixth grade, and being charged with murder for having a gun—approaching somebody and using that firearm with two other people that also had firearms. It's even impossible to imagine that it's even a possibility." (Police in LA say suspected gang members killed a disabled teenager for wearing red shoes.)

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