Shae Holloway, 16, is accused of killing his 3-year-old brother "without any warning or provocation" and used a large carving knife to do so.
Police say Holloway had thrown his 3-year-old brother down the second floor of the home for unknown reasons. The toddler hit the wall railing and dislodged the railing. Holloway then ran down the stairs and grabbed a kitchen knife and began to stab the toddler.
During the stabbing, Holloway's other siblings saw the attack. Holloway's 9-year-old sister tried to stop Holloway from stabbing their brother but she was stabbed several times.
Another sibling then grabbed the 9-year-old girl along with a 4-year-old brother and ran away from the home.
Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies were called out to the home. Holloway led them on a foot pursuit. He was detained with blood on himself, clothing and also had multiple wounds on his hands.
Holloway chose to talk to officials without a parent or attorney present and admitted to the killing but did not explain why he did so.
Deputies said they found drug paraphernalia at the home, but it is unclear whether it belonged to the suspect or someone else in the home. Holloway is being tested for drugs, and it is unclear whether his mother will face any charges related to the drug paraphernalia.
Holloway was booked into jail on a $1 million bond. He faces second-degree murder, aggravated assault and endangerment charges. He is being charged as an adult.
Movers taking things from the house where 3 y/o boy was murdered in Youngtown. pic.twitter.com/cyWxzf9Kwf
— Chris Gros (@ChrisGrosABC15) August 10, 2016