Boy, 12, Fatally Shoots Homeless Man
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy is under arrest and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Chris Butler said Thursday that the boy was arrested in the killing of 54-year old Thomas Trent.
The State Attorney’s Office has not yet filed charges in the case.
Trent’s body was found June 28 at a vacant business building.
Butler says surveillance video from a nearby dental care office and a tattoo business showed two young men walking near the site of Trent’s slaying at 2:25 a.m.
A sheriff’s arrest report shows that the other boy in the video — identified as a 16-year-old — was found and identified the 12-year-old as the one who shot Trent.