- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl has been accused of accidentally shooting and killing a 19-year-old man in Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said in a statement that six other teenagers witnessed the suspect irresponsibly handle the firearm early Thursday morning and shoot 19-year-old Dominic Smith of Lawrenceville.

The witnesses fled the scene while Washington says the suspect tried to drive Smith to the hospital before being stopped by police after a two-mile pursuit. Officers discovered Smith in the backseat and took him to a hospital, where he later died. It is unclear where Smith was shot.

The suspect was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a pistol by a minor. The Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles accused of crimes.

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