DES MOINES, Iowa – A 12-year-old Iowa boy has been charged with murder and other counts in a shooting that killed his stepfather and injured a young girl.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the boy is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of willful injury. Department spokeswoman Courtney Greene says the Lucas County attorney filed the paperwork Friday.
Officials say authorities responded to a shooting Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found the body of 37-year-old Todd Peek. They also found 5-year-old Cheyanne Peek suffering from a gunshot wound.
Cheyanne Peek was taken to a Des Moines hospital.
Officials say the boy was seen leaving the house after the shooting. He was later found about a half mile away.