WHITSETT, N.C. — After investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old last week, the district attorney’s office has decided to move forward with charges against his 15-year-old friend.
The 15-year-old was charged through juvenile petition with involuntary manslaughter.
The accused boy’s mother broke into sobs as she talked about the accusation with the News & Record.
“We got notified yesterday that he was charged with manslaughter,” she said. “I don’t know what to say.”
The News & Record did not use the mother’s name to protect the identity of the juvenile.
In addition, Beverly Cobler, a relative of the juvenile charged, was charged with failure to secure firearms from a minor.
“It was a tragic accident,” the mother of the child charged said. “I’m going to lose my son over it.”
The shooting happened at a mobile home on Thacker Dairy Road early last week.
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