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Armed 12-year-old boy shoots and kills 21-year-old convenience store cashier during robbery

By Mason White 6:14 PM February 6, 2017
Christa Shockley
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to learn that a young boy armed himself with a gun and killed a convenience store cashier during a robbery, according to police in Arkansas.

Fouke police said that they have arrested the 12-year-old boy, who was not identified, after being accused of killing 21-year-old Christa Shockley.

The boy has been charged with one count each of capital murder and robbery. The suspect will not face the death penalty as he is a minor.

According to the criminal complaint, on Thursday around 2:00 a.m., the boy entered the E-Z Mart convenience store and pulled out a gun.

He asked for money and shot Shockley, who was working as the cashier. The boy then fled from the scene.

A newspaper delivery person discovered the woman’s body on the floor of the E-Z Mart convenience store, and called the police.

Police reviewed surveillance video footage, and arrested the boy the following day at school.