Arlington, TX- A 15-year-old boy from Texas is charged with murder after he allegedly killed a 16-year-old who stopped him from assaulting another teenager.
Officials say the 15-year-old suspect confronted 16-year-old Samuel Reynolds in the hallway of the Pinewoods Apartments in Arlington, Texas.
Surveillance footage captured the suspect pulling a .40 caliber gun and shooting Reynolds. Reynolds later died and the teen was arrested and charged with murder.
Police say a few days prior to the shooting, Reynolds saw the suspect bullying another student and sopped the assault.
“It’s just so senseless. It’s so tragic. It could’ve been avoided,” said Christopher Cook with the Arlington Police Department. “Our victim had broke up a fight a few days prior between what he described as a smaller boy, who was kind of being picked on. After he broke up the fight, he started having some trouble with the suspect,” Cook said.
Police say they will prosecute the person who is responsible for giving the 15-year-old access to a gun.
Police didn’t release a lot of information about the alleged shooter because he is underage, but they say he is a middle school student.