Teen shot in head last week dies from injuries, suspect’s charges upgraded

Published 4:23 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

A teen who was shot and wounded last week near the Mississippi coast has died from her injuries.

Gulfport Police Sgt. James Griffin told news outlets that 16-year-old Imani Rogers died Wednesday from the injuries suffered when she was shot in the head March 8.

A 17-year-old male was originally charged with aggravated assault. Griffin said those charges will be upgraded to manslaughter.

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Griffin said investigators think the suspect acted recklessly when he fired a gun in the home where Rogers was wounded.

Three other teens have been charged with hindering the investigation.