“14-Year-Old Released Without Charges in Fatal Shooting of 12-Year-Old Brother”

A 14-year-old boy who shot and killed his 12-year-old brother in St. Paul’s North End has been released from custody without charges. The Ramsey County attorney’s office stated that there was not enough evidence to proceed with a charging determination. The case has been returned to the police for further investigation. The boy’s mother believes it was a tragic accident, as he may not have known there was a bullet in the gun. The decision to release the teen came after pressure from his family and leaders of the New Black Panther Nation Minnesota. The investigation is still ongoing. shooting-brother-released/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Nick Ferraro reported

A 14-year-old boy who fatally shot his 12-year-old brother at their home in St. Paul’s North End has been released from custody without charges. The Ramsey County attorney’s office stated that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a charging determination and has returned the case to the St. Paul police for further investigation. The decision to release the teenager comes after pressure from his family and leaders of the New Black Panther Nation Minnesota. Police booked the teen into the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of manslaughter. The investigation is still ongoing and open. The mother of both boys, Denisha Hill, described the shooting as a “terrible accident” and believes her 14-year-old son was playing with the gun unaware that there was a bullet in the chamber. The shooting occurred at Hill’s mother’s residence, and it was revealed that someone had hidden the gun there without the family’s knowledge. The victim, Markee Jones, was found with a gunshot wound and later pronounced dead. Markee was described as intelligent and funny by his cousin, Charlette Williams. A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover Markee’s funeral expenses..