‘Prank gone wrong’ Mississippi teen shot in chest, killed by friend

Published 5:47 am Sunday, May 22, 2022

A Mississippi teen was shot and killed Saturday in what investigators call a “prank gone wrong.”

Jackson news source report that Christopher Patton, 15, was killed on Village Drive in Jackson after he and two other teens pulled in front of 16-year-old Joshua Davis’ house wearing ski masks and carrying water guns that looked like real assault rifles.

Davis, who was carrying a real gun, pointed the firearm at Patton and shot him once in the chest, according to the police report.

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Officials say all of the teens knew each other and were friends and that the incident was the result of a prank that ended tragically.

Police took Davis and two teens into custody for questioning. The case is being investigated as a justified homicide, but police say other charges could be pending in the case.