“Very Dangerous” 11-Year-Old Arrested After Violent Crime Spree in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An 11-year-old boy, described by police as “very dangerous,” was apprehended after a series of violent crimes across New Mexico. According to the news sources The young suspect, whose name has not been disclosed due to his age, was taken into custody last Thursday night following a string of alarming incidents.

Police Chief Harold Medina expressed serious concern over the boy’s actions, stating, “Despite his age, this suspect is considered very dangerous because of his use of a firearm and his escalating violence.” The boy’s alleged crime spree began on May 5 with a car theft in northeast Albuquerque, which was only the start of a disturbing pattern of behavior.

On May 12, the boy reportedly escalated his actions, targeting homes with rock-throwing attacks. One woman sustained a leg injury when her windows were shattered by rocks. Another 12-year-old girl reported her house being attacked by boys linked to the local gang “Kia Boys,” which the young suspect is believed to be associated with.

The boy’s crimes quickly intensified. In one incident, a stolen vehicle was used to ram through a shop’s security entrance in a reverse gear smash-and-grab, causing over $15,000 in damages. Later, on May 29, a man reported being shot at by the boy and his accomplices after confronting them near his home. Police found a 9mm bullet casing at the scene.

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Authorities recovered a 9mm handgun linked to the boy days later, when a man reported being shot in the hand. Chief Medina voiced his disappointment in a social media post, noting the boy’s escalating behavior and the significant danger he posed to the community. Medina expressed relief that the arrest was made without the need for force.

The boy now faces a litany of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, and more. It remains unclear if the boy has legal representation. The community remains on edge as they grapple with the implications of such severe crimes committed by someone so young.

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