Boy, 11, asks girl, 8, to see her puppies. She declines. He shoots and kills her.

Authorities in Tennessee say an 11-year-old boy has been detained on first-degree murder charges after shooting and killing an 8-year-old neighbor with a shotgun because she would not show him her pet puppies.

The gun belonged to the boy's father. The two kids went to the same school.

Neighbors interviewed by local news reporters identified the victim as Maykayla Dyer.

"Wanting to see a puppy, the little girl laughed and told him no... and that was it," said neighbor Chasity Arwood.

"Watching the Tennessee football game, heard the bang," Arwood said. "And then everybody screaming that he shot her baby girl."

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Adorable kid can't blow out birthday candle. Dad steps in with a clever hack.

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Surely this is the most Norman Rockwell photo ever taken of President Obama meeting a little boy

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Small dog loves cheese

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Cecil the Lion to be immortalized as a Beanie Baby

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Just a pug lying in a little swimming pool, snoring, with sunglasses on

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“Wheeee.”

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Colorado achieved incredible reductions in teen pregnancy through free birth control

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