Police: 13-year-old Biloxi boy arrested after fatally shooting child while playing with gun

Police: 13-year-old Biloxi boy arrested after fatally shooting child while playing with gun
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and accused of playing with a gun and fatally shooting another boy, authorities in Mississippi said.

Biloxi police said the teen shooter was charged Sunday with manslaughter in the death of a “male under the age of 18,” news outlets reported.

Police Maj. Christopher De Back said officers arrived at an apartment before 4 p.m. and found the victim dead at the scene.

De Back said the victim was hanging out with friends when the 13-year-old started playing with a gun, showing it off and pointing it at people.

The firearm was discharged and the victim was fatally shot, De Back said.

The 13-year-old was charged as an adult. Additional information on him and the victim weren’t immediately released.

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