Ugly: Boy, 12, shot as he does homework

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    Ugly: Boy, 12, shot as he does homework

    Boy, 12, shot as he does homework - CNN.com

    O'FALLON, Missouri (AP) -- Authorities arrested a suspect Thursday in the death of a 12-year-old Illinois boy who investigators said was shot in his home as he did schoolwork.

    Prosecutors charged Marcus Powell with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of Delarrian Davis.

    Capt. Brad Wells with the Madison County Sheriff's Department said Delarrian was minding his own business when he was killed early Tuesday at his home in Madison, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

    Investigators found pencils and notebook paper near his body, indicating he was working on homework. A neighbor said she saw a man drive up in a car in front the house, turn off the headlights and fire shots into the home.

    Powell, 27, had eluded authorities wanting to question him about the shooting until he surfaced near this St. Louis suburb Thursday morning, officials said.

    After a chase, Powell was found in a shed at a mobile home park, said resident Bruce Koelling, who saw the capture. He said about 45 officers converged on the shed, sent in a dog and the entered the shed with guns drawn. Koelling said he heard Powell yell, but it appeared he surrendered peacefully.

    Several schools nearby either closed for the day or were placed on lockdown during the manhunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Boy, 12, shot as he does homework - CNN.com.... He said about 45 officers converged on the shed, sent in a dog and the entered the shed with guns drawn. Koelling said he heard Powell yell, but it appeared he surrendered peacefully.
    Too bad... Now we get to pay for his butt to rot in jail for many, many years to come...

    It's the truly random crimes that get to me the most, and it sounds like this was one of them. This -bag was probably performing some gang initiation ceremony or was meth'ed to hell and thought it'd be "cool" to pull a drive-by.
    I hope he doesn't last long in prison.

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    What is this world coming too? Sad deal, will be praying for the family that lost their son.
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    Another terrible tragedy. I think this one deserves capitol punishment if available in Missouri.

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    Should have sent in 6 dogs...and then entered about 30 minutes later.
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    Very sad. But I don't get it,didn't this happen in IL??!!!???
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Should have sent in 6 dogs...and then entered about 30 minutes later.
    You beat me to it!
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    indeed very sad,,my prayers are sent too the family of the young boy,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Should have sent in 6 dogs...and then entered about 30 minutes later.
    Seems very fair to me!
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    A 12 year-old doing his homework is shot and killed because...........?

    There is nothing to say except that the suspect should've resisted the 45 officers so this would've ended better!

    Prayers for the family is all I have. I can not imagine that kind of senseless loss.
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    Missed this thread. Didn't realize it was so close to home.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Several schools nearby either closed for the day or were placed on lockdown during the manhunt.
    My daughter's previous school was one of the schools that was closed. It's about 10 minutes away from our house.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Another terrible tragedy. I think this one deserves capitol punishment if available in Missouri.
    I think we'll be shipping him back to Illinois for the murder trial.

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    Very sad. But I don't get it,didn't this happen in IL??!!!???
    Yep, but Illinois is only 20 minutes or so from where he was found.

    Later reports stated "More than 200 federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers searched for Powell using cars, helicopters, roadblocks and dogs." They flooded a 4-square mile area and finally got him.

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    So sad... God has a special place reserved for the scum who did this.
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