- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - Police say a Monroe teen shot Saturday died around 5 a.m. Monday in a Shreveport hospital.

Police tells The News-Star (https://tnsne.ws/1dM76Bi ) 18-year-old Quintarius Brown accidentally shot himself in the head and neck while handling a firearm while inside a bedroom.

Police says prior to their arriving and securing the crime scene, someone removed the firearm from the home. Detectives have been unable to identify the person who took the gun and why they took it.

While the death is considered a death by gunshot, Sgt. Mark Johnson of the Monroe Police Department said it might be ruled a homicide after further investigation.

Police believe Brown was killed by a handgun.

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