MCSO: 16-year-old jailed after murdering 3-year-old brother at Youngtown home

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 07:24:14-04

A 16-year-old boy is in the Maricopa County jail for stabbing and killing his 3-year-old brother over the weekend, according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Detectives were called to the scene around 11 p.m. Saturday night to investigate the toddler's "violent death" at a Youngtown home near 111th and Olive avenues.

Responding deputies tackled the suspect, Shae Holloway, as he was seen running from the home. The teen was reportedly covered in blood when he was taken into custody.

Arpaio said three other children, a 4-year-old, 9-year-old, and 17-year-old, were also found at the scene. The 9-year-old girl had been assaulted by the suspect and was transported to the hospital for treatment. She is expected to be OK.

Neighbors reported seeing the other children fleeing from the house, asking nearby residents for help.

Holloway was remanded as an adult and booked into the MCSO jail with a $1 million bond. He faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and endangerment.