A 17 year-old man has turned himself in after another teen died in Atlanta Sunday after being hit by a bullet following the discharge of a gun.
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Mercury Drive.
Carlos Davis, 15, was in a bedroom with three or four other juveniles when the weapon discharged, according to a spokesperson with the Atlanta Police Department. Investigators say Reeves was playing with a pistol in the room when the gun fired and fatally struck Davis.
Davis was privately taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he later died, according to authorities. On Monday morning, 17 year-old Jefferey Reeves turned himself in to police.
Reeves was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Police say Davis did not live at the home, and the homeowner was not home during the shooting.
Atlanta Public Schools issued the following statement:
Atlanta Public Schools is saddened to learn of the passing of Carlos Davis, a 10th grader at Mays High School, who passed away on March 4. Atlanta Public Schools is providing counseling support to the students, teachers, and families at Mays through our student support services and employee assistance programs. We offer our condolences to the family during this difficult time.
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