SHREVEPORT, La. – Police have arrested a 16-year-old from Shreveport who is accused of paying another teen $5 to kill his father. Cops are still looking for the youth allegedly hired for the hit.
The teenager didn't want to be told where he could live and was tired of having to live by rules, according to Det. Michael Escude of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department.
The boy had moved from his father's to his mother's house a day or two before the attempted hit on Wednesday, because the father said he couldn't deal with him any longer, Escude said.
The youth was arrested Wednesday night on one count of solicitation for murder and remains in the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies have not been able to question the youth because they would need a parent's permission — and one parent is the victim, and the other is a witness, said Cindy Chadwick, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department.
Escude said that also will make it hard to release him to either parent.