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17-year-old charged in July death of 14-year-old

January 2, 2020 GMT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the July shooting death of a 14-year-old acquaintance.

St. Louis County prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against Joshua Haegle of St. Louis city. He is jailed without bond.

The shooting happened in the St. Louis County town of Riverview, killing Ien Coleman. Police on Thursday released a probable cause statement that said officers called to an apartment found Coleman dead in a bedroom. He had been shot in the face.

The probable cause statement said Coleman, Haegle and others had been in the apartment the previous night playing with a 9mm semi-automatic firearm that Haegle accidentally discharged.

The statement said Haegle and the others left, and he instructed the others not to contact police.

A phone message left with Haegle’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.