Homicide

Penn. teen accused of murdering his brother in fight over girlfriend

The apartment complex where police say the teen confessed.

The apartment complex where police say the teen confessed.  (Fox 43)

A 15-year-old boy shot and killed his brother after they fought for the affection of the same girl, police claimed in court documents Wednesday.

Dakota Thornton faces charges including first-degree murder. He'll be tried as an adult, Fox 43 reports.

Police said early Wednesday morning, they confronted the Dauphin County teen over the death of 18-year-old Dominick Thornton when Dakota admitted, "I shot my brother."

"It's a tragic event and one that was entirely preventable," Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico reacted.

Police did not name the girlfriend.

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