LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root and London City Police Chief Chuck Johnson announced that: Following an extensive investigation, the Laurel County Major Crimes Task Force detained a 13 year-old Laurel County male juvenile on Thursday evening September 28, 2023 at approximately 5:19 PM.
The detention occurred in London after the 13 year-old was charged with murder regarding the death of a 12 year-old Laurel County boy.
The tragic incident occurred approximately 3 miles South of London on July 25, 2023 after a weapon discharged in the bedroom of a residence there, leaving the 12 year-old deceased a short time later at an area hospital.
The 13 year-old accused juvenile has been transported and is detained in a juvenile detention facility.
Court proceedings are underway.