Mississippi boy, 13, charged as adult in fatal shooting

October 4, 2015 in News

18708978-smallTUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult.

Police were called to a residence after the shooting on Wednesday. Two boys, 13 and 14, had been in the house when one of the boys allegedly fired a .38-caliber revolver. A single shot was fired, striking one boy in the ear. The suspect left the house and was later caught at Tupelo Middle School.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said the 13-year-old was booked into the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail on the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the boy was arraigned Friday morning and was being held on a $50,000 bond. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in jail.