A teenager’s recent death led Washington police to arrest two minors who they believe were involved. Both young boys were charged with second degree murder and booked into a youth detention center. Police have cautioned that the incident is still under investigation, and they are actively working with the community for further information.
Police initially responded to a call about shots fired on the evening of Jan. 5, 2021. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 17-year-old victim had suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach. He was transported to an area hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, but ultimately passed away from his wounds.
The day after the shooting, authorities reported that they arrested two teenagers they believe were involved with the shooting. Both boys — one aged 16 and the other 17 — were arrested at their own homes without any issues. Police said that they did not believe the incident was random, and that all three boys knew one another. However, they have yet to recover the gun they say was used during the fatal shooting.
Facing a murder charge can be a very scary ordeal for anyone, even more so for teenagers. Some teenagers even end up facing charges as adults instead of minors, and a conviction would likely follow them for the rest of their lives. When faced with this possibility, it is essential for Washington parents to find the right advocate for their children. Working closely with an experienced attorney can prove invaluable to those who are ready to meet their criminal charges head-on.