Teen dead after accidental weekend shooting
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A 14-year-old has died after a tragic accidental shooting that happened Sunday morning.
Fort Wayne's NBC previously reported that police were called to the 2700 block of Chestnut Street Sunday, April 15, after a 14-year-old boy was shot in the head, and a 9-year old was hit in the leg. Another 14-year-old was blamed for the tragic outcome, all because a firearm discharged when it wasn't supposed to.
The suspect is facing a count of criminal recklessness and is not being named as he has not been charged as an adult.
The Allen County Coroner’s office said 14-year-old Darius Boone passed away after being taken to a local hospital on Sunday in critical condition. His cause of death has been determined to be gunshot wound of the head and the manner of death is homicide.
The 9-year-old, identified as 9-year-old Christopher Hatch, was last listed in fair condition.
Darius Marcel Boone is the 15th homicide victim in Allen County for 2018. At the time of this report, the incident is still under investigation.