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Boy may be tried as adult in slaying

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The 11-year-old suspect in a shooting death, arrested in his Halloween costume, will be tried as an adult on a first-degree murder charge if prosecutors get their way.

"He is a violent, violent kid," Oakland County assistant prosecutor James Halushka said.The boy was charged as a juvenile Saturday with first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder and two felony weapons charges in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old stranger.

A Probate Court official was to decide Monday afternoon whether he should remain in a juvenile center until a hearing that could lead to a determination whether the case would go to trial.

If convicted of first-degree murder as an adult, the boy could face life in prison.

The boy was turned in by a neighbor who said he admitted firing a rifle shot that narrowly missed him. Three hours later, police say, the boy fatally shot Ronnie Lee Green Jr. in the head outside a convenience store.