Three boys, ages 8, 10 and 12 were playing video games at a home in Augusta, Georgia. The 12-year-old went into the kitchen and grabbed his parent's unlocked, loaded handgun from above the refrigerator.
According to the county sheriff, "He retrieved his parent's .22 semi-automatic pistol, began waving it around; he informed us that he didn't believe the firearm worked properly. According to witnesses, he was squeezing the trigger and at some point he had the gun pointed at Hunter. He squeezed the trigger and the gun fired."
10-year-old Hunter Morris was shot and died at the scene. The 12-year-old boy panicked and tried to drag Hunter's body to a dumpster outside. A neighbor saw they boy and called the police.
The boy is now at the Youth Detention Center, charged with pointing a weapon at another and involuntary manslaughter.
The parents have not been charged for leaving the loaded, unlocked gun in the kitchen. Georgia law does not penalize a person who negligently stores a firearm, even if a minor gains access to it.