Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Teen killed in accidental shooting identified

At 9:45 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 26, police were called to a residence in the 7100 block of Indiana in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival, officer's located a shooting victim in the front yard of a residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identied as 16-year-old Jamar Nevels. Two witnesses who were with the victim told several different versions of the events to police including that were being chased by a dog when an unknown person shot the victim.

Investigators have concluded that the suspect, victim and friend were running from a dog and/or dogs when the suspect attempted to shoot one of the dogs. The gun did not go off and the group continued to run. While running, the suspect's gun discharged, striking the Nevels.

The suspect, 18-year-old Jonathan Brown, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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