MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 14-year-old boy wanted in a deadly Memphis shooting was captured Wednesday in Horn Lake, Mississippi, U.S. Marshals said.
The male, who was identified by authorities as Caleb Hamer, was found at a home in the 5700 block of Chance Drive N. The Marshals said he tried to get away by jumping from a second-story window, but was arrested. He did not suffer any injuries.
He was charged with second-degree murder in an April 11 shooting in the 3200 block of Forest Brook in the Parkway Village area of Memphis. Joseph Boose, 18, died in the hospital of injuries from that shooting, police said.
Hamer was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated burglary.
There were mixed feeling swirling around the Parkway Village community after learning a 14-year-old is accused of murdering one of their own.
Many people who live on the street didn’t want to go on camera but say Boose lived in the area for quite some time, and they weren’t prepared to hear the accused killer’s young age.
Those living nearby say they are heartbroken and disturbed to hear that someone so young could be capable of such a heinous crime. However, everyone we spoke to says there should have been more done to prevent it.