- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says a Vancleave teen has admitted he lied to authorities when he said he was shot with his father’s gun after returning home from church and surprising an intruder the evening of Oct. 25.

The 17-year-old could now face a felony charge of false reporting of a crime because investigators determined the teen had accidentally shot himself with his father’s gun and then tried to cover it up with the report to police.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1L0LwDP ) the teen had told deputies he was shot at his home when he surprised an intruder, grabbed his father’s gun and was shot during a struggle with the suspect.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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