St. Joseph Prosecutor’s Office files delinquency petition against 16-year-old accused in teen’s shooting death

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A delinquency petition against a 16-year-old boy accused in the shooting death of 15-year-old Donnie Gray Jr. has been filed by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.
The shooting happened on Thursday, March 16, at Prairie Apartments in South Bend.
The prosecutor also wants the teenager moved to adult court and filed a motion requesting that to happen.
The 16-year-old is charged with reckless homicide when committed by an adult, and dangerous possession of a firearm when committed by an adult.


  1. Ask the 16 year old parents, how he has access to a loaded firearm ? My parents didn’t allow me to have any kind of gun at that age. My mother, was aware of who I was associating with at that age. She certainly would have known if I had a firearm.

  2. It seems obvious that One single parent would have a more difficult time both financially and discipline raising a child than two loving parents The statistics I could find from 1960 was 4.4 percent of all households single parents Now , sadly 64 percent of young black children have just one parent doing the very difficult job of raising a well rounded respectful child. Many children are being raised by older grandparents. Here are some statistics
    Black and Amer­i­can Indi­an kids are most like­ly to live in a sin­gle-par­ent fam­i­lies (64% of Black chil­dren and 52% of Amer­i­can Indi­an chil­dren fit this demographic).
    White and Asian and Pacif­ic Islander kids are least like­ly to live in a sin­gle-par­ent house­hold (24% of white chil­dren and 15% of Asian and Pacif­ic Islander chil­dren fit this demographic).
    Lati­no chil­dren and chil­dren who iden­ti­fy as two or more races fall some­where in the mid­dle — with 40% of kids from these groups liv­ing in a sin­gle-par­ent family.
    Fam­i­ly nativ­i­ty makes a dif­fer­ence: 38% of kids in U.S.-born fam­i­lies live in a sin­gle-par­ent house­hold com­pared to just 24% of kids in immi­grant families.

    • This is what happens when the government plays Daddy.

      How to raise a child, how to pay for it, who will care for it, all those questions are no longer considered. The mentality now is “if you want a kid, have one” and lots of single moms did just that. Why worry when the tax collector just writes you a check instead?


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