According to the authorities, the young boy was involved in a shooting related to a drug deal that took place in Nebraska a month ago.
Thus, on June 29th, he murdered 31-year-old Jamyell Ray, who was suspected to be a drug dealer. At the time, he was at the murder scene with another person, a 30-years-old man called Charles Fisher. The man was also hit by bullets but he survived. He was taken to the hospital but his condition was reported to be stable and he was released after receiving proper treatment.
Roy was not so lucky, though. He was shot by all three brothers, who had come to his home to rob him. He received medical care but he succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.
Apparently, the boy was not the only one involved in the crime, but he was the youngest of the three brothers who participated. The young teenagers, 15-year-old Shuntayvious Primes-Willis and 17-year-old Jamar Milton were also arrested by the US Marshals.
The investigators assume that the three boys are part of gang affiliations. This is quite worrying, given the fact that this has become a huge problem in the United States. Jamar Milton was taken to Nebraska to deal with the charges. Both he and his 15-year old brother will be charged as adults.
Their younger brother will appear in a juvenile court, according to Done Klenine, the Douglas County Attorney.
“When you’re sitting in a courtroom with someone who’s in grade school, in effect, charged with this kind of a crime, it really shocks everyone. There is no question in my mind that there are gang connections,” she said.
The investigation is still ongoing, as the police have not got all the facts straight yet. It still remains to be seen where the boys obtained the guns from and connect the dots of the crime from various other points of view.
According to officials, there are 11 gangs in Omaha, which makes it a very dangerous place, given the small population living in the area. These gangs have been responsible for many violent crimes in 2015.. However, the most worrying fact is that children are being recruited and encouraged to use guns at such an early age.
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