Saturday, September 09, 2006

Murder Arrests

KSTP News reports on the quick police work in rounding up the sewer rats who murdered a local teenager for his sports jersey: "Fourth person arrested in teen's murder".

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police said Friday they had arrested four people in the slaying of a teenager on the city's troubled north side, just days after they appealed to the public for help.

Courtney Brown, 15, was shot to death Saturday night after police said he and his brother were accosted by a group of young people demanding their basketball jerseys.

Arrested were three boys ages 17, 16 and 13, along with an adult male. Police believe one of the two older juveniles was the shooter, while the adult was "involved with the handling of the weapon," said Lt. Lee Edwards, head of the homicide unit. Authorities plan to try to charge the alleged shooter as an adult.

Police were also looking for two more juveniles, Edwards said.
The suspects are mostly teenagers - any bets on whether the punishment will fit the crime?