Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Nice quiet kid" called 911
to say he killed his father

A neighbor called him a nice, quiet kid. But Mesa, Arizona police say a 15-year-old boy who called them Wednesday afternoon said he had just shot and killed his father. Police found the body of a man shot to death inside the home.

The boy was taken into custody. Police did not release the victim's name pending notification of family and said they did not know if anybody else was home at the time of the shooting.

Sheila Fram, a neighbor, called the victim "assertive and aggressive," but added, "You could see that he was a nice guy." Another neighbor, Maria Barajas called the apparent killer "a nice, quiet kid." Kayla Akins said she has known the boy since she was eight. "He was a person who was always there," she said, adding that she last spoke to him about a week ago and that nothing seemed out of the ordinary. (info from The Arizona Republic)

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