Teenage Boy In Pennsylvania Allegedly Admits On Instagram ‘He Had Just Killed Someone,’ Police Say

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Source: Bensalem Police Department; UNSPLASH

Nov. 28 2022, Published 4:30 p.m. ET

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A Pennsylvania teenager allegedly shot a girl to death and then admitted in a chilling video sent via social media what he had done, police said.

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Around 4 p.m. on Nov. 25, Bensalem Police said a woman called 911 to report her daughter received an Instagram video chat from a 16-year-old acquaintance.

According to law enforcement officials, during the video chat, the teenage boy, later identified as Joshua Cooper, allegedly admitted “he had just killed someone.”

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“He then flipped the video image and showed the legs and feet of someone covered in blood,” police said, and “asked for assistance with disposal of the body.”

When officers went to check on a residence in the Top of the Ridge Trailer Park where Cooper lived, a juvenile male was spotted fleeing out of the back of the trailer, police said.


Officers entered the trailer and found a juvenile female who appeared to have suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

“There were also indications that substantial steps were taken to clean up the crime scene,” according to police.

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Investigators were able to locate Cooper and he was detained and taken into custody. He was charged as an adult with multiple crimes, including criminal homicide, possessing instruments of crime, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

He was being held without bond at the Edison Juvenile Detention Center.


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