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Who is Joshua Cooper? 16-year-old confesses over Instagram to fatal shooting, Pennsylvania police say

Who is Joshua Cooper?

A Pennsylvania teen, Joshua Cooper has been charged with murder after he allegedly confessed over Instagram to fatally shooting another child, according to police.

The Bensalem Police Department received a 911 call Friday afternoon about a possible homicide, with the caller detailing an Instagram video chat she received from a friend, according to a police press release.

According to authorities, the adolescent stated in the chat that he “had just killed someone” before rotating the camera around and showing the legs and feet of someone covered in blood. According to investigators, he then requested aid in disposing of the body.

Who is Joshua Cooper? 16-year-old confesses over Instagram to fatal shooting, Pennsylvania Who is Joshua Cooper? 16-year-old confesses over Instagram to fatal shooting, Pennsylvania police saypolice say
Joshua Cooper mugshot

The caller told police that the teen who sent the message lived at the Top of the Ridge trailer park in Bensalem, the release states. When officers arrived, the teen ran out of the back of a trailer, and he was later arrested about a mile away on Newport Mews Drive and Groton Drive, police said.

According to officials, officers who entered the trailer discovered a girl dead on the floor of the restroom from an apparent gunshot wound. According to authorities, “significant steps” were also taken to clean up the crime scene.

The victim’s identity and age have not been revealed, except that she is a minor.

The suspect, 16-year-old Joshua Cooper, is being charged as an adult for criminal homicide, possessing instruments of crime and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, police said.

Who is Joshua Cooper? 16-year-old confesses over Instagram to fatal shooting, Pennsylvania police say
PHOTO: Top of the Ridge Trailer Park in Bensalem, Pa

According to online court records, he appeared for a preliminary arraignment Friday night and was denied bail. It is unclear whether he entered a plea.

Cooper is being held at the Edison Juvenile Detention Center, according to police. According to online records, his arraignment is set for December 7.

Online court records did not list an attorney for the teen. Instagram did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the Bensalem Police Department.

source:summarybio.com