Sister: Slain brother, 14, was pals with 13-year-old gunman

5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, May 04 2018 May 4, 2018 Friday, May 04, 2018 8:12:08 AM CDT May 04, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The sister of a slain 14-year-old St. Louis boy says he was friends with the 13-year-old who has been arrested in his fatal shooting.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Oscar Johnson III was killed Wednesday. His 19-year-old sister, Cornice Brandon, says her brother was hanging out in his room with two other boys when she heard arguing and a gunshot. She says her brother then staggered out of the room, bleeding from a chest wound. Brandon says one of the boys kept telling Oscar to "get up." The other boy ran from the house.

Oscar died at a hospital.

His mother, Joletta Hellems, says he was a "good boy," who played games, watched movies and played with his dog.

Brandon says her brother and the 13-year-old suspect were friends.

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