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13-year-old killed in accidental shooting

2 years 2 months 4 weeks ago February 22, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Sunday, February 22 2015 February 22, 2015 7:59 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall, Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a man accused of shooting a 13-year-old Saturday night.

Police say Adonis Forbes, 25, was cleaning his gun when it went off. Forbes is charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of 13-year-old Murrian Hawkins. Family members say they were first cousins.

It happened around 9:00 p.m. on Tennessee St.

Friends of the teenager said they're in shock over the loss of their friend.

"He was to young to die anyway...that's why I didn't believe it," said 16 year old Carl Stephens.

Hawkins was shot in the torso and died in the hospital.

IMAGE: Adonis Forbes

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