Teen Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend In Head Pleads Not Guilty - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Locked Up: Teen Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend In Head Pleads Not Guilty

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UPDATE: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The teenage boy accused of accidentally shooting his friend in the head made his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

The boy - who has yet to be identified - pleaded not guilty to the Sunday night shooting on Hamm Avenue.

Police tell 19 Action News the 15-year-old found the weapon in an abandoned house about a week ago.

He and the 16-year-old victim had been playing with gun all day Sunday. When the 15-year-old tried to unload the weapon, it slipped in his hand and fired, striking the 16-year-old boy in the head.

He was rushed to Metro where he later died.

The 15-year-old is charged with murder - the judge ordered he remain locked up in the Juvenile Detention Center.

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