Boy Shot Breaking Into Home

June 1st, 2010 by admin

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The family of a 12-year-old said he was shot and killed breaking into a home.

The parents of Devron Frenell told Channel 4 that the homeowner shot their son.

Ratliff said she though her son was at the pool. Instead, he and two friends were trying to break into a house.

“They was being kids … doing things they didn’t have no business doing,” said Devron’s mother, Monique Ratliff.

Neighbors told Channel 4 they did not know why the kids chose that home. Perhaps it was because a window in the back of the house was open.

A man and woman were in the home at the time, and the man came downstairs with a gun. The other two boys ran, but Devron did not. His parents said he got a bullet in the back.

Brunswick police told Channel 4′s Emily Turner that the incident is under investigation and they were not yet willing to release the police report or any details.

The parents said they were speaking out to help convince other young men that bad decisions can have tragic consequences.

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