Twelve-year-old boy accused of killing Texas boxer

UVALDE, TX (CNN) - A 12-year-old Texas boy is accused of shooting and killing an up and coming boxer.

Twenty-four-year-old John Duane Vanmeter was shot and killed in his own home last Wednesday.

Uvalde Police say Vanmeter's girlfriend called 911 around 8 p.m. to report an armed robber shot her boyfriend.

When police arrived to the house, they found Vanmeter lying in the living room with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy's father claims that Vanmeter and another man allegedly threatened his son with violence but was never reported to police.

The boy is facing a capital murder charge and is now being held at an area juvenile detention center.