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15-year-old boy who shot another will be tried as an adult in the US

Miami, Dec 20 (PTI) A 15-year-old Florida (USA) teenager will be charged with murder for shooting and killing another 17-year-old in the middle of some kind of game, local media reported on Tuesday.

About Darrell Hobley, arrested Nov. 30, pending charges of “involuntary manslaughter and firearm possession” for the death of Mekhi Stevenson, a promising football star alumnus of North Miami High School in Miami County-Dade.

The teen appeared at a Zoom hearing this Tuesday, where the judge in charge of the case explained to her that the prosecutor’s office filed charges against her as an adult for Stevenson’s death, Channel 6 South Florida picked up.

According to the above county police reports, Stevenson, his younger brother and three other friends were in a room in the house when Hobley, a friend, pulled out a gun and began aiming it at several people in the group, apparently as a part of the game.

Others told him to put the gun away, but he continued to aim the firearm “casually in various directions” while still having a round in the chamber.

The juvenile’s arrest warrant states, “He pointed the firearm at the victim and intentionally pulled the trigger once, striking the victim in the chest.”

Stevenson tried to walk towards a door in the house, but collapsed on the floor.

When a team from the Miami-Dade Fire Department responded to the scene with police, they pronounced Stevenson dead.

The defendant is expected to appear in adult court in the coming days.

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