Shawnee teen to remain in detention facility until next hearing

OLATHE, Kan. - A Johnson county judge ordered Friday that a teen charged in the murder of his father remain in custody until his next hearing on July 16.

The 14-year old Shawnee boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his father, Darren Gay, on Wednesday.

Police say the boy was being dropped off for a visit with his father by his mother and stepfather when he pulled out a handgun and shot his father to death.

They say he then surrendered the gun and waited while his stepfather called 9-1-1.

Relatives filled a small courtroom Friday for a brief first appearance.

The boy's mother, Karen Lindsay, made an emotional appeal that her son be allowed to come home, which was denied.

"He 'll be ok at home," she said through tears, "I love him."

41 Action News is not releasing the accused's name due to his age.

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