- Associated Press - Monday, June 9, 2014

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) - Salt Lake County prosecutors say they’re considering possible criminal charges against two 16-year-old boys in connection with a gun accident that killed a friend.

The boys and 17-year-old Harley Jarrett were looking at a .45-caliber revolver in the closet of a Cottonwood Heights home when it went off Wednesday, shooting Jarrett in the head. The boys thought the gun was unloaded.

District Attorney Sim Gill told The Salt Lake Tribune that while a final decision on charges is pending, his office has already decided the two teens would be prosecuted in the juvenile court system.

The two boys were arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen firearm and one boy was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.

Jarrett’s grandmother, Lisa Baxter, says the shooting was an accident, and Jarrett wouldn’t want charges filed against his two Brighton High School classmates.

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