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Evansville man fatally shot when gun teen was recklessly handling in another room discharges


EVANSVILLE, Indiana — Southwestern Indiana police say an Evansville man was fatally shot when a handgun a teenager was recklessly handling discharged.

Police say the gun the 15-year-old was handling inside a house discharged about 2 a.m. Saturday and the bullet penetrated a wall and struck the victim, who was in another room.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports ( ) the Vanderburgh County Coroner's office has identified the victim as 18-year-old Diamante Killebrew, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The 15-year-old suspect is being held in a juvenile center on preliminary charges of reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, criminal recklessness and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press,

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