BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Family and friends of 16-year-old Emily Keiper were visibly upset outside of Erie County Family Court Thursday morning.
Two teenage boys are facing charges in connection to the shooting. Today, the 14-year-old suspect was released by a judge with a curfew until his next court date in October.
7 News was inside the courtroom when the 14-year-old suspect was arraigned. He too was visibly upset, crying at times. His mother and aunt were also in court.
Police say it was the 17-year-old who pulled the trigger. He appeared in a separate court Thursday afternoon.
The family court judge explained she cannot detain the 14-year-old in part because he is not considered a flight risk.
Loved ones of Keiper say they know nothing will bring back Emily.
"We'll never get her back because kids made such a stupid mistake," said Emily's best friend.
There is an order of protection for the Keiper family.