TEEN SAID JAMMED GUN STOPPED SHOOTING CARNAGE: DETECTIVE
The teenager who shot and killed a student on a South Carolina schoolyard cried and apologized and said it was a good thing his gun jammed before he could shoot more children, a detective testified Monday.
Anderson County Det. Ronald Wood testified Monday during a hearing to determine whether the teenager, who faces two murder charges in the deaths of his father and an elementary school student, will be tried as a juvenile or an adult.
The teenager was 14 in September 2016 when authorities say he shot his father at home and then drove to Townville Elementary School and started shooting at first graders. One boy died, and a teacher and another student were wounded.
“Good thing my gun jammed or I would have shot more,” Wood quoted the teenager as saying.
If tried as a juvenile, the boy can only stay behind bars until he is 21. If convicted of murder as an adult, he could face decades in prison.