13-year-old Arrested in Shooting Death of 12-year-old Cousin


The Texarkana Arkansas Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy for tampering with evidence in the investigation of the shooting death of his 12-year-old cousin.

TAPD Press Release:

On February 20th, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm the Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to East 50th Street in reference to a 911 call of shooting.  Upon arrival officers discovered a 12-year-old juvenile male with a gunshot wound.  The juvenile male was pronounced deceased at the hospital shortly after being transported by ambulance.

Since the incident, the Texarkana Arkansas Criminal Investigation Division has conducted numerous interviews and received the preliminary findings from the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Based on evidence, statements, and other information learned subsequent to the shooting, investigators prepared a file and sought counsel from the prosecuting attorney’s office. A felony arrest warrant was later issued, charging the 13 year old cousin of the victim with Tampering with Physical Evidence in the case.

On March 7th, 2017, the Texarkana Arkansas Police located and arrested the 13-juvenile male, who lived with the victim at the time of the incident. The juvenile male is currently at the Texarkana Arkansas Juvenile Detention Center.

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.


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