Police: Boy, 13, playing with gun fatally shoots child

Published 11:34 am Monday, August 10, 2020

(AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and accused of playing with a gun and fatally shooting another boy, authorities in Mississippi said.
Biloxi police said the teen shooter was charged Sunday with manslaughter in the death of a “male under the age of 18,” news outlets reported.
Police Maj. Christopher De Back said officers arrived at an apartment before 4 p.m. and found the victim dead at the scene.
De Back said the victim was hanging out with friends when the 13-year-old started playing with a gun, showing it off and pointing it at people.
The firearm was discharged and the victim was fatally shot, De Back said.
The 13-year-old was charged as an adult. Additional information on him and the victim weren’t immediately released.

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