Authorities on Monday filed a motion to dismiss murder charges against an 11-year-old boy who allegedly shot his father at an Independence house last month.

Authorities on Monday filed a motion to dismiss murder charges against an 11-year-old boy who allegedly shot his father at an Independence house last month.

A Jackson County Family Court Juvenile Officer filed the motion to dismiss a delinquency charge of second-degree murder.

Also filed was a motion to close the court proceedings to the public.

On Friday, Family Court Administrative Judge Marco Roldan will take up the motion to dismiss. That court hearing will be open to the public.

Depending on Roldan’s ruling on that motion, the judge would then hear arguments on the motion to close the proceedings to the public.

Roldan has ruled that legal and social documents in the family court are confidential and not open to the public.

On Aug. 2, the boy allegedly shot David Champ, 51, at their home on the 1000 block of Woodland Avenue. Champ died days later at a hospital.

The boy was at Monday’s court hearing, which lasted five minutes. He wore street clothes and was seen smiling at family members who attended the hearing.

Following the hearing, family members declined to comment on the case.