Police say Mississippi 13-year-old played with gun, killed friend; now teen charged with manslaughter

Published 7:31 am Monday, August 10, 2020

Mississippi police have arrested a 13-year-old and charged him with manslaughter after they say he was playing with a gun and shot and killed one of his friends.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon in Biloxi. Police were called to an apartment where they found the victim dead from a gunshot wound.

The 13-year-old suspect was reportedly playing along with friends and was showing them the gun and pointing it at them when it went off.

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The teen is being charged as an adult, police said, and was held on $250,000 bond.

Neither the suspect nor the victim were immediately identified.