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14-Year-Old Boy Crashes Stolen Honda, Claims he Was Shot to Cover it Up

A 14-year-old boy from New Orleans, Louisiana, is currently in custody after he stole a car and crashed it, and then tried to cover it up by saying he’d been shot. The good news is that he wasn’t seriously hurt, but he will have to face the music for what he did.
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New Orleans police initially responded to a call of a drive-by shooting. The teen told them that he had been shot at from a passing blue Honda Civic and that the bullet had grazed his arm, NOLA reports. The outlet doesn’t say whether the boy provided any reason for the alleged shooting or if he claimed it’d been a random act, but he did mention there was a “group of people” inside the car when it happened.

Officers later found the vehicle, based on the boy’s description, and discovered it had been reported stolen and had been involved in a hit and run. When they came across it, it had crashed into a parked car in the driveway of a residential area.

As the investigation progressed, it was determined that the boy had made the shooting up, to cover up for his involvement in stealing, driving and later crashing the car. The alleged bullet wound was an injury he sustained in the crash. He will now have to face charges for that, but also for lying to the police and deliberately trying to pervert the investigation.

“Officers later determined that the boy had been driving the car and his injury was sustained during the crash, rather than a shooting. No one else was injured in the crash,” NOLA reports. “The 14-year-old was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center with charges of possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and obstruction of justice.”

Because of the boy’s age, his identity will not be made public. The report doesn’t note whether he has any priors or the kind of punishment he faces.

 
 
 
 
 

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