Thirteen year old Laquan Rich-Cabbagestalk has been charged with the murder of another teen in Clairton Pennsylvania. According to police reports Laquan Rich-Cabbagestalk and thirteen year old Chase Jones were playing video games with two other teens when Laquan would fatally shoot Chase. According to witnesses Laquan would react by putting his hands to his head and saying that he was sorry. Laquan Rich-Cabbagestalk would be arrested and has been charged with murder
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A 13-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of another teenager in Clairton has turned himself into police.
Laquan Rich-Cabbagestalk, 13, surrendered to police on Tuesday morning, Allegheny County police said. He is charged with homicide and possession of a firearm by a minor.
First responders were first called out to Wilson Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
A teenage boy was found shot and pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 13-year-old Chase Jones.
Rich-Cabbagestalk was playing video games with Jones and two other people in a third-floor bedroom when a witness said they heard a gunshot and Rich-Cabbagestalk said, “I shot him,” investigators said.
Another witness says Rich-Cabbagestalk said, “I’m sorry,” and said that he had shot Jones.
Witnesses told police Rich-Cabbagestalk fled the scene and a gun was located by police officers on Wilson Avenue, near the area he ran towards when he left the home. The gun was reported stolen, police said.
“People want to have a gun but you have to educate the kids that you have to stay away from them,” a neighbor who did not want to give his name said. “Only bad things at that age can happen.”
Police say Rich-Cabbagestalk is a student at Clairton City School District. He is now being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
The district was closed Tuesday “due to a tragedy that occurred in our community.” Classes will be held remotely on Wednesday.
Counselors will be made available to any students in need.