A 12-year-old teenager was arrested in Texas on a murder charge Saturday after officials said he fatally shot his younger brother.
The 10-year-old victim was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds, Lt. Scott Spencer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office informed.
Spencer told officers found the boy after responding to a report of a shooting at a home in Conroe Saturday afternoon. He said the boy was shot on the chest.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the 10-year-old victim,” Spencer sympathized.
The 12-year-old had been charged with murder seven hours after the shooting.
The boy was being captivated at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The boys’ family was shattered by the death and arrest, KTRK-TV reported.
The station reported, the family didn’t want to comment, but they said this has been an unspeakable tragedy.