“At this time, (the teen) advised he accidentally shot himself,” the report says.
The officers then asked where he put the gun and he told them he threw it out a bedroom window, the report says. However, officers found that to be another lie, the report says, as officers were unable to find the gun.
The investigation found that the teen was with friends during the shooting, the report says, and that one of the friends had taken the gun and thrown it in the backyard of the home. Officers eventually found the gun under the deck of the home.
“The gun was found to be a Taurus 45 cal 1911 semi-auto handgun,” the report says. “An officer observed the gun to be cocked, with a live round in the chamber. There were also four live rounds in the magazine. Upon running the gun through dispatch, it was found to be stolen.”
The teen who allegedly attempted to hide the gun was arrested for tampering with evidence, according to the report.
“An officer advised (the teen) that a child could have found that gun, and possibly got hurt,” the report says.