Teen Faces Felony Charges For Shooting Sister

(Memphis) A 13-year-old male has been charged with shooting his sister Monday.

The teen is charged with felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The boy’s parents walked out of court, but refused to comment on their son’s charges.

Records obtained by WREG show this isn’t the 13-year-old’s first run-in with the law, but it is the most serious.

Court officials say police have arrested him for shoplifting and faced assault charges.

WREG also uncovered this is the fourth time police responded to the Compton family home in the past year.

Neighbors say one time, he shot out car windows in the past. And they’ve seen other kids acting up.

Winston Deaugher lives across the street.

He said, “The other night I’ve seen some kids. I didn’t realize they were that bad around here. That was the first time I saw those three. When my friend mentioned [the shooting] that was the first thing I thought about. Maybe it was one if those bad boys riding in the middle of the street in a golf cart.”

The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the 4000 block of Orleans in the Whitehaven area.

People who live near the kids say they were home alone, and this isn’t the first time the 13-year-old fired a gun from his home.

The girl was shot in the head and is in extremely critical condition at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

MPD says they don’t yet know how the boy got the gun and that paramedics didn’t even realize the girl had a gunshot wound until she got to the hospital.


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