A 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected of fatally shooting his older sister and then going into hiding has turned himself in to police.
Family members told local media that the shooting occurred during a fight over the girl bleaching her brother's laundry. His attorneys confirmed that a fight occurred but denied it was over laundry.
The shooting left the girl's 3-year-old daughter without a mother and the family stunned. In the days that ensued, the suspect's family made public appeals for him to call and turn himself in.
Tolliver family attorney Adante Pointer, who accompanied the suspect and his family to the police station Wednesday afternoon, described the boy as distraught.
"As you can imagine, [he was] very emotional," Pointer told KTVU. "You know, you're having to say your last goodbyes, if you will. Which is obviously something that his sister did not get a chance to do."
In an interview with KTVU, Pointer, the family's attorney, said he hoped the district attorney's office would take "the complete picture into consideration as it relates to who he is, what took place, and that everyone has redemption in them."