MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A boy has been formally charged with first degree murder and robbery in the shooting death and theft of an 18-year-old.
Shelby County prosecutor Amy Weirich, 15-year-old Caleb Hamer has been charged with the crime.
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Hamer shot dead Joseph Boose, 18, in April at a home in Forest Brooke Drive, southwest Memphis, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.
Weirich’s office said investigators made the scene in that house and said Hamer admitted to shooting Boose while still holding the gun.
Boose was rushed to hospital but died of a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the Shelby County prosecutor.
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Ten days later, Boose was arrested by the US Marshals at a house in Horn Lake, Mississippi, after he jumped from a second story window and threw the gun on a roof, investigators said.
Investigators have determined that Hamer stole the gun, along with Boose’s debit card, from the house where the 18-year-old was killed.
Hamer, who was 14 at the time of the shooting, is charged with first degree murder, specifically robbery, aggravated burglary and theft under $ 1,000.
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