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California boy surrenders after shooting of sister

January 30, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in California say a 14-year-old boy wanted in connection with the shooting death of his older sister has turned himself in.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said Wednesday that the teen was accompanied by several family members, including his father, when he surrendered at Oakland police headquarters. Watson says he is being interviewed by detectives.

Police say the boy is suspected of fatally shooting his 17-year-old sister, who is the mother of a toddler, on Jan. 23 inside an apartment building in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.

The boy’s father had publicly pleaded with the teen, who was considered armed and dangerous, to turn himself in. His surrender came after investigators spent hours talking to his family and friends.

The Associated Press normally doesn’t name minors suspected of crimes.

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