Friday, October 09, 2015
More details provided on murder of Jasper 12-year-old
At 6:26 PM, 10-08-15, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 11171 Placid, Jasper, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival it was discovered that a 13-year old male had shot a 12-year old female with a pistol in the front yard of the residence. The armed 13-year old suspect had fled into the nearby woods. When deputies arrived on the scene they began CPR on the victim.
The victim, Teresa J. Potts, was later pronounced dead. A search for the suspect began and he was located on the property a short while later and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Jasper County Juvenile Office.
The investigation is continuing.