Father and 14-year-old arrested after child shoots 13-year-old girl with gun

A tragic incident unfolded in Questa, New Mexico, when a 13-year-old girl was fatally shot by a 14-year-old boy, according to the New Mexico State Police. The incident occurred on July 28, around 2:30 p.m., while the teenagers and two other minors were at a local residence, enjoying music.

The police report indicates that the boy allegedly dragged the girl’s body outside the residence after the shooting. The girl was later pronounced dead by officials. The boy’s father, 39-year-old William Brown, arrived at the scene later and both he and his son reportedly refused to comply with police orders to exit the residence for approximately 30 minutes.

The 14-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released due to his minor status, faces serious charges. These include two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of assault on a police officer, and two counts of tampering with evidence.

Brown, the father of the accused, was found to be the owner of the firearms in the residence. He has been charged with making a firearm accessible to a minor, which resulted in a death.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community. Questa Mayor John Anthony Ortega expressed his sorrow over the tragedy in a Facebook post, extending his thoughts and prayers to the affected families, community members, and first responders.