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 16.
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 Associated Press is not naming the father because of the son’s age.