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Police: Moses Lake boy, 14, allegedly shot parents because of discipline issues

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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 11:23 am | Updated: 10:46 am, Tue Mar 12, 2013.

MOSES LAKE — The 14-year-old Moses Lake boy who allegedly shot his parents Friday had planned to kill them, according to a press release issued Monday morning by the Moses Lake Police Department.

Officers arrived at a home on the 500 block of Battery Road Friday night. They found the child's parents, Jonothan Brooks, 38, and Elizabeth Brooks, 39, with apparent gunshot wounds to the head area. The victims were shot in their bedroom, according to reports.

An investigation revealed the suspect was disciplined for behavior issues and planned to kill both parents, according to Moses Lake police. The suspect allegedly retrieved a .22 caliber revolver from a gun cabinet, loaded it and walked into the room where he began shooting at the victims. The weapon was recovered by police.

"It is important for the public to know that no students were ever in any danger, and there was not any known plan by the suspect to do anyone but his parents harm," Captain Dave Sands stated.

The suspect was booked in the Grant County Juvenile Center for two counts of attempted homicide and will go before a judge Monday afternoon.

For future developments with this story, read Tuesday’s edition of the Columbia Basin Herald. 

— Herald staff 

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  • factsnotnews posted at 11:29 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    factsnotnews Posts: 1

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  • Stephen Mosier posted at 3:17 pm on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

    Stephen Mosier Posts: 1

    So, were the parents dead? The news story does not tell us. And BTW, what part of the anatomy is the "bedroom". The previous sentence said they were shot in the head. Or did you the reporter mean to say that both parents were shot in the head while in their bedroom?

    Just trying to sort the facts out here.