- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge has ordered 17-year-old Seattle boy held in the shooting death of a 54-year-old man in a north Seattle neighborhood.

The King County prosecutor’s office says the teen waived his appearance at a hearing in juvenile court Monday. He has not been charged.

According to a court document, police say the teen tried to steal David Peterson’s cell phone on Feb. 23. Peterson called 911 and the boy began to walk away, but he returned and shot Peterson in the chest. Police say the boy took the phone and fled.

The teen, a Ballard High School student, was arrested Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he tried to board a plane to Atlanta.

Investigators say Peterson was on a nightly walk when he was robbed. He called 911 saying he was being robbed.


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