Sheriff: Boy, 14, dies in apparent accidental shooting
A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 20-year-old man arrested in a fatal shooting Monday morning in Pontiac, police say.
The shooting took place about 2:40 a.m. on the 100 block of Willard, which is south of Auburn and east of Woodward. Police responded to a 911 call saying a victim had been shot in the chest, but when they arrived, the victim had already been privately transported to McLaren Oakland hospital.
He was pronounced dead there.
The suspect, the 20-year-old man, was at the hospital when the Oakland County deputy sheriffs arrived. They transported him to the Pontiac substation for an interview.
The suspect told police he had a handgun under a mattress, and that when he and the victim moved the mattress to another spot in the home, the gun accidentally went off.
The suspect then conveyed the victim to the hospital, which is where police met him. He's at Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, pending charges.