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Charge upgraded to murder for Memphis boy, 11, in shooting

March 18, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an 11-year-old boy now faces a murder charge after a teenager he is accused of shooting died.

The Memphis Police Department said Sunday that a 14-year-old boy has died after he was shot Wednesday night. Police said the teen had been hospitalized in extremely critical condition before his death.

Police said a 34-year-old man also was wounded in the shooting. He is in critical but stable condition.

Police are not identifying the 11-year-old. He is charged with first-degree murder, murder during a theft, and attempted murder. A judge will decide at a hearing whether the boy will be charged as an adult. It was not clear Sunday night if he had a lawyer. The boy is awaiting a hearing in Shelby County Juvenile Court.