Teen arrested for fatally shooting his younger brother - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Teen arrested for fatally shooting his younger brother

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ADAMS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A teenager was shot and killed Sunday morning in Adams County. Coroner James Lee said 13-year-old Juwayni Bostic died of a single gunshot wound to the head at close range.

It happened just after 10:00 Sunday morning at a home on Pinemount Road located in the north-west side of the county.  Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said no parents were home at the time of the shooting.

A nine millimeter handgun was recovered on the property.  The victim's 18-year-old brother, Preston Bostic, was arrested and charged with culpable negligence manslaughter. 

According to Sheriff Mayfield, the brother said he did not believe the gun was loaded and it went off accidentally. 

Preston Bostic is being held at the Adams County Jail.

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