- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A 17-year-old Springfield boy has been indicted for second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 15-year-old girlfriend.

Authorities think the shooting death of Daneyshkalis (DAY’-nish-kuh-lees) Davila on April 7 inside her home was an accident.

The girl’s 13-year-old brother witnessed the shooting and told investigators that the boy was spinning the loaded chamber of a revolver when the cylinder snapped shut and the gun went off. The victim was struck in the abdomen.

The suspect panicked and fled the scene but was arrested later at a relative’s home

The Republican (https://bit.ly/24FeF2a ) reports that the suspect is being held on $50,000 bail in a youth detention facility and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hampden Superior Court.

Davila was a freshman at Roger Putnam Vocational Technical Academy.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/



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