- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing 17-year-old Kevin Anthony Jackson II.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/2f8EkCO) that the teen, who was originally charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty Wednesday in the District of Columbia Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge.

A prosecutor said during Wednesday’s hearing that on the day of the shooting, the teens got into an argument on a street. Jackson and his friends stayed in the area, while the 15-year-old left. He returned later with a handgun and shot Jackson.

Judge Jennifer Anderson ordered a mental health evaluation for the youth before a sentencing date is scheduled. The teen is in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation services and could face a maximum of six years of detainment.

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