A 15-year-old Ozark teenager was arrested on Sunday after he shot his sister and then drove to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to report the cime.
Franklin Sheriff Anthony Boen told the Times-Record:
“He came in around 9:30 a.m. this morning saying he needed to speak with someone because he had killed his sister.”
After hearing from the boy police drove to his residence and found his 16-year-old sister dead in her bedroom.
According to Sheriff Boen it’s very likely that several gunshot wounds led to the girls death but he notes that his office won’t be sure until the body is investigated by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock.
The boys parents had left the home around 8 a.m. to go grocery shopping and police believe the shooting happened between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
The 15-year-old boy handed over the weapon to officers and they also confiscated his parents vehicle which was used to drive the teenager to the police station. Several other weapons were taken from the home because the boys father is an “avid hunter” according to police.
At this time police are not sure what prompted the boy to shoot his sister. The teenager did not provide any type of motive to police.
Police had never received any calls about the teenagers in the past and investigators still need to speak with teachers at their high school to determine if any underlying problems led to the violent and deadly attack.
The investigations is still ongoing at this time.
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