Police in Henry County investigate fatal shooting - FOX 13 News

Police in Henry County investigate fatal shooting

Posted: Updated:

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 15-year-old Henry County boy has died after he was accidentally shot by his 14-year-old brother at their home near McDonough.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution officers responded to a call at the family's home shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday and discovered the younger teen had accidentally shot his brother.

Smith said the brother and a friend had gotten the mother's handgun. Smith said at some point 1 of the boys loaded the handgun.

Smith said the shooting has been ruled accidental. But he said the facts would be presented to the district attorney and charges could be filed against the mother and the 14-year-old.

Police have not released the names of the mother or her sons.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Credit Cards v Charge Cards

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:48:23 GMT
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
    You always hear that it's a great idea to get rid of your credit cards, but sometimes it really is the best way to pay. So here's another option: charge cards.
  • YOU DECIDE 2014

    You Decide 2014 - Election results, interviews

    You Decide 2014 - Election results, interviews

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:03:59 GMT
    You Decide 2014 team coverage from FOX 5 Atlanta
    You Decide 2014 team coverage from FOX 5 Atlanta
  • Man falls onto tracks at MARTA station

    Man falls onto tracks at MARTA station

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:45:42 GMT
    MARTA officials confirm a visually impaired man fell onto the tracks at a downtown MARTA station Tuesday evening.
    MARTA officials confirm a visually impaired man fell onto the tracks at a downtown MARTA station Tuesday evening.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices