- Associated Press - Thursday, November 20, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say a 15-year-old boy was accidentally fatally shot by a teenage friend.

Police say a 16-year-old friend fatally wounded Melquisedec Rodriguez while they were playing with the gun at a friend’s home Wednesday morning.

According to police, the 16-year-old thought the gun’s safety was on.

Police also say Rodriguez had stolen the gun from a vehicle and that the gun has been recovered.

The 16-year-old was released to his parents. Police say a prosecutor has told the youth that he might be charged at a later date.



The Associated Press is not publishing the name of the 16-year-old because of his age.

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