11-year-old boy charged with murder of 14-year-old boy in Tennessee

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A 14-year-old boy who was allegedly shot by an 11-year-old boy in Memphis, TN has died, and now police have charged the suspect with murder.

Memphis Police officers responded around 11 p.m. on March 13 to a report of a shooting on Ardmore Street, where a 14-year-old and a 34-year-old were found with gunshot wounds.

The 11-year-old, whose name has not been released, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old David Vongphachanh, and was charged with attempted first-degree murder for shooting the victim’s father, Philip Vongphachanh, who walked in on the crime.

David’s grandmother says the suspect shot her grandson over $40, a cellphone and an Xbox.

The father is in critical but stable condition.

The victim’s grandmother says David Vongphachanh attended Georgian Hills Middle School as an eighth grader who made good grades, and that David and the victim knew each other for two years.

She says she didn’t sense any signs of violence or see any other warning signs of a problem between the two boys.

It could be months before a juvenile court judge decides whether the 11-year-old will be tried as a juvenile or as an adult. He is awaiting a hearing in Shelby County Juvenile Court.

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