STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (CBS46) -- A 16 year-old is in the hospital with serious injuries after police say his friend accidentally shot him in the face.
In happened at a home on Post Road Terrace near Stone Mountain Sunday afternoon when teenagers were playing video games.
Officers found 16-year-old Tariq Thomas bleeding on the floor. He had been shot on the right side of his face and the bullet exited the left side of his neck.
An officer found a spent 9mm shell casing near the TV. One of the young people police interviewed said he saw the suspect attempting to “cock” the gun before the shooting, according to a police report.
Police found a black Springfield XD 9mm that was confirmed stolen out of DeKalb County.
The 14-year-old suspect is charged with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a minor.