Friday, October 14, 2022

JJDP Statement on Raleigh Shooting

Oct 14, 2022

In response to the fatal shooting of five people in Raleigh on Thursday evening, and the subsequent apprehension of a juvenile suspect, Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Deputy Secretary William Lassiter issued the following statement:

"The Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is supporting local law enforcement as they complete their investigation of this senseless act of violence in Raleigh. A secure custody order has been issued for the juvenile suspect.

"Under North Carolina state law, once a court determines probable cause exists, a juvenile who is 13 years of age or older who is charged with first degree murder will automatically be transferred to adult superior court."

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