Clintonville Boy Charged In Accidental Shooting Of Friend

Police say the July 5 shooting happened at 485 Fairlawn Dr., just off Cooke Rd.(Photo: Google Maps)
Police say the July 5 shooting happened at 485 Fairlawn Dr., just off Cooke Rd.(Photo: Google Maps)

Authorities have charged a 14-year-old Columbus boy in the fatal shooting of his friend during a sleepover earlier this month.

The child was charged Thursday with delinquency counts of reckless homicide in the death of 14-year-old Noah McGuire on July 5.

Court filings say it happened during a Fourth of July sleepover at the home of the grandparents of the boy charged in the shooting. The boy told police he found an unsecured gun in the house and unintentionally shot his friend. Noah was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics arrived.

The boy’s grandmother, who has legal custody of him, was out shopping at the time. Noah’s mother said she doesn’t believe that the boy should face any charges.

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