6-year-old killed, teen brother arrested
GULFPORT, Miss. - The teen-aged brother of a 6-year-old boy has been arrested for manslaughter after the child died from a gunshot injury.
Gulfport Police say the 16-year-old fired a single round Friday night striking Zaylan Sparkman who was taken to Memorial Hospital in critical condition but died shortly after. Police did not provide details surrounding the shooting.
WLOX-TV reports the teenager is being held in Harrison County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
It was unknown if he has an attorney.
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