- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with the accidental fatal shooting of a teenager.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2pStzrT) 13-year-old Zion Barthelemy was fatally shot in the head on Friday at an apartment in Baton Rouge. Barthelemy was taken to the hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Baton Rouge Parish Sherriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says Barthelemy was accidentally shot while in the breezeway of the apartment complex. She says all the boys were friends.

The 12-year-old was charged with possession of a firearm, while the 13-year-old was charged with negligent homicide.

It’s unclear if the juveniles have attorneys.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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