- Associated Press - Saturday, August 5, 2017

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The teen-aged brother of a 6-year-old boy has been arrested for manslaughter after the child died from a gunshot injury.

Gulfport Police say the 16-year-old fired a single round Friday night striking Zaylan Sparkman who was taken to Memorial Hospital in critical condition but died shortly after. Police did not provide details surrounding the shooting.

WLOX-TV reports the teenager is being held in Harrison County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

It was unknown if he has an attorney.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com


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