Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, January 20, 2012

15-year old arrested for shooting in Arizona

Tyson Langley, age 15
A 15-year old boy from Phoenix, Arizona, Tyson Drew Langley, attempted to rob a smoke shop in Arizona when things went very wrong. When it was over, two people were dead, a third was injured, and the boy was on the run.

He has been captured in a Los Angeles bus station and likely will be extradited back to Arizona to face charges.

(updated info, as of 1/21/12)

UPDATE (1/22/12): Langely has been returned to Arizona. A fundraiser is being held for one of the victims.

UPDATE (1/29/12): New details released.  From the article:

Langley’s stepdad is a federal police officer. Police now tell us his stepdad's gun is missing. It was the same caliber gun used in the shooting.

Did Langley take his stepdad's gun and use that gun to kill two people? Peoria police say they're still investigating, but it's definitely a possibility.

In the police report, the day of the shooting Langley's mom called police to report her 15-year-old son missing when he didn't come home from school. She told detectives he'd written individual letters to family members saying he was armed, unhappy and had left to become a man.
She said Langley didn't have a group of friends that he regularly hangs out with, and said he was familiar with guns.

The next morning, she called detectives to tell them she had heard about the smoke shop shooting in Peoria. She said Tyson and his brother had gone to the smoke shop days earlier and tried to buy cigars but were denied.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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