SEMINOLE, Fla. (WFLA) – Crimes Against Children Unit detectives arrested a 17-year-old boy Saturday after he accidentally shot his friend in the back with a handgun.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a home on 60th Terrace North, where they found three other boys at the home.
The victim told deputies that he was accidentally shot by one of his friends.
The 17-year-old told deputies that the shooting was a result of a home invasion robbery attempt and they did not know who shot the victim.
Deputies determined the boys were smoking marijuana at the home when the 17-year-old started playing with a handgun.
The gun accidently discharged and the bullet struck the victim in the back.
Detectives found the gun underneath a pillow at the home. It had been stolen during a burglary in Seminole in December.
The 17-year-old was arrested and charged with delinquent in possession of a firearm, delinquent in possession of ammunition, culpable negligence, resisting officer with violence and a felony charge of violation of probation.