A young boy from Louisiana has been accused of shooting and killing his 87-year-old caregiver after playing a violent video game.
The little boy from Slaughter, LA, told investigators that the shooting was accidental, but police told various media outlets that they believe the child intentionally shot and killed the caregiver.
According to police, the unidentified boy pulled the trigger minutes after playing Grand Theft Auto IV, which awards points for every person you kill.
Officials said the child shot her in the back of the head while she was sitting in a chair watching TV.
Source: Eyewitness News
Officials say the 12-year-old boy arrested after stealing a school bus earlier this summer is accused of stealing another bus.
The boy was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped for erratic driving in the Florida Panhandle.
The News-Herald of Panama City reports the boy found a key left hidden in a school bus at Parker Elementary School after a bus driver finished his route and drove to Franklin County, west of Panama City.
Bay District Schools safety and security officer Mike Jones said the boy had just been released from the Department of Juvenile Justice a day earlier.
He’s charged with trespassing on school property, grand theft auto and burglary.
He is accused of stealing a bus in June and taking it on a joyride in Panama City Beach.
Source: WESH Orlando
Troopers spent Tuesday searching for a juvenile who crashed a stolen vehicle on Interstate 70 and fled on foot, according to Maryland State Police.
The 16-year-old boy escaped a youth work camp in Garrett County earlier in the morning, said Lt. Mike Fluharty, commander of the Hagerstown barrack.
The teen was identified as the driver of a Jeep Cherokee by evidence left behind after colliding with the rear of a Maryland State Highway Administration mowing tractor on I-70 eastbound just east of Exit 26 to Interstate-81 Tuesday morning, police said.
Tried to break into home
Later in the morning police focused the search in the area of Governor Lane Boulevard near Williamsport.
The youth allegedly attempted to break into a house near Williamsport and was chased out by the homeowner, police said.
The suspect is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has short, cropped hair, police said.
Do not approach the boy
Although the youth is not being considered dangerous, he is a flight risk, police said.
Residents were asked to lock their vehicles and doors. If he is sighted, residents were not to approach him, but urged to call 911 or state police at 301-766-3810.
Source: Herald Mail Media
The Iowa Department of Human Services says the last of eight students who ran from the Eldora State Training School in April has been apprehended.
The agency announced Wednesday that the student was taken into custody overnight in Scott County. He’s being held at a detention facility while awaiting a court hearing.
The juvenile will face additional charges.
The eight students ran from staff and into a nearby wooded area as they were being escorted from the gymnasium to their cottage. Police and staff found five students within an hour, and two others were found within days in Cedar Rapids.
The training school has 130 beds for boys aged 12 to 18 who are considered seriously delinquent. Most have been charged with offenses against people.