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Boy Shot in the Head by Juvenile Cousin in Evansville

Police say the two kids were in the back yard of a home in Evansville late Tuesday night when the shooting victim's cousin shot him in the head.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 9:50 AM
Updated: Nov 18, 2020 10:03 AM

A juvenile was shot in the head outside of an Evansville home on Tuesday night.

Evansville Police say they responded to a shots-fired call in the 100 block of Jefferson Avenue around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, learning before they arrived that someone there had been shot.

When police arrived, the family of the shooting victim, who is a juvenile boy, was with him in the back yard of the residence where he had been shot.

Detectives arrived at the scene and determined that the shooting victim and his juvenile cousin, the suspected shooter, were in the home's back yard handling a firearm, when they say the suspect claimed it "just went off," striking the victim in the head.

The suspect faces charges of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon (Level 6 Felony), Theft of a Firearm (Level 6 Felony), and Child in Possession of a Firearm (A Misdemeanor). Police say he's being held in a juvenile facility.

The victim's current medical status is unknown at this time.

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