Kansas Boy Held For Fatally Shooting Father

By: AP (posted by Sarah Plake)
By: AP (posted by Sarah Plake)

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A northeast Kansas boy accused of killing his father during a custody exchange with the man's ex-wife will remain in juvenile detention for now.

KSHB-TV reports a Johnson County judge refused Friday to release the 14-year-old to his mother pending his next court date on July 16th.

Prosecutors have charged the boy with first-degree premeditated murder in Tuesday's fatal shooting outside a Shawnee business.

Police say the teen was being delivered by his mother and stepfather for an arranged visit with his 46-year-old father when he pulled out a handgun and shot the man. Investigators say the boy surrendered the gun and waited while his stepfather called 911.

The boy's name has not been released because of his age.

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