A 15-year-old McDonough boy was accidentally shot to death and police said his younger brother was the one who pulled the trigger.
Now they are leaving it up to the Henry County District Attorney’s Office to decide if the 14-year-old and the boys’ mother should be prosecuted.
The investigation began at 2:41 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a home on Deer Trace Drive in reference to a person shot, according to the Henry County police.
It was determined that a 14-year-old male had accidentally shot his 15-year-old brother, police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith said.
The brothers along with a friend, who spent the night, had been in possession with one of the mother’s handguns, which at the time had been unloaded, Sgt. Smith said.
“During the course of the evening and early morning hours one of the boys had evidently loaded the weapon,” Sgt. Smith said. “The 14-year-old at some point pointed the weapon at his brother and pulled the trigger, which resulted in the 15-year-old being struck in the chest area.”
The victim was pronounced dead at the home and the incident was ruled as an accident.
However, the case is still under investigation and the facts will be presented to the district attorney’s office for possible prosecution of the juvenile and his mother, Sgt. Smith said.
Police have not released the names of the mother and her sons.
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