Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Black child criminals: Jarrell Milton, a fugitive wanted on murder charges after a gang and drug-related shooting in Omaha has been arrested, marking the latest development in a case that might not have been widely reported if not for the fact that Jarrell Milton is 12 years old
Officials say that the black boy was arrested in Minneapolis and is now in the custody of the US Marshals Service. Police say that Jarrell, his 17-year-old brother Jamar, and 15-year-old Shuntayvious Primes-Willis shot two men, killing one, after setting up a meeting for a marijuana deal in a city park. The older two boys have been charged as adults with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say that all three of them had weapons and they plan to try the 12-year-old as an adult as well, though it's not completely clear whether the law will allow them to. "It's incomprehensible," a prosecutor said. "It's unbelievable when you think of somebody who's 12 years old, seventh grade or sixth grade, and being charged with murder for having a gun — approaching somebody and using that firearm with two other people that also had firearms. It's even impossible to imagine that it's even a possibility."