HOUSTON — Prosecutors say the brother of a 14-year-old Houston boy who was fatally shot earlier this week during his birthday party has confessed to the killing.

Prosecutors said during a court hearing Friday for 17-year-old Messiah Breaux and his mother, 33-year-old Ellen Breaux, that the pair was arrested Wednesday in connection to an unrelated robbery weeks before.

Authorities say Messiah Breaux confessed to the shooting while being questioned about the robbery.

It was initially thought O’Cyrus Breaux was killed by a stray bullet while sitting in the driveway of his home early Monday morning.

The Houston Chronicle reports that authorities haven’t revealed what prompted the shooting.

Ellen Breaux and her older son are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Online jail records did not indicate attorneys for the two.

Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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