Boy, 15, Arrested in Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy in Florida City - NBC 6 South Florida

Boy, 15, Arrested in Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy in Florida City



    NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo has the details on a teenager who was arrested for allegedly shooting a 13-year-old in Florida City. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014)

    A 15-year-old boy is facing a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in Florida City, police said.

    The teen is also charged with resisting an officer without violence in the shooting of Darin Booker, who died after the shooting at the home in the 1300 block of Northwest 4th Avenue Sunday night, Miami-Dade Police said.

    Friends and witnesses said the teen and some friends were playing when the 15-year-old allegedly pulled a gun when it went off, hitting Booker in the chest. One witness told NBC 6 that the teens were playing with the gun and after pointing and pulling the trigger twice, the third time a bullet hit Darin, a student at Redland Middle School.

    Police said the teenager tried to hide the gun in the bushes after running away from the scene, but would later confess to the fatal shooting.

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    Prosecutors are now reviewing the case to see if they'll charge the 15-year old defendant as an adult and move his case to the Metro Justice Building. If he's charged as an adult and found guilty, he could end up spending a maximum of 15-years in prison.

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