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16-year-old boy held after shooting death of 15-year-old

December 3, 2020 GMT

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A 16-year-old east Georgia boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes following the shooting death of a 15-year boy.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the juvenile was arrested Monday following the Nov. 25 shooting of Mitaiveon Tutt in Washington. Tutt and the unnamed boy were playing with a gun when it went off, investigators said.

The unnamed boy is being held by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. He’s also charged with reckless conduct, possessing a gun during a crime, evidence tampering and possessing a gun while under 18.

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Wilkes County deputies found Tutt wounded at the house where the shooting was reported. He died Saturday at an Augusta hospital, and his body was taken for an autopsy.

Tutt’s funeral is scheduled Saturday at the Washington-Wilkes high school stadium. Tutt was a quarterback for the high school’s junior varsity team and a wrestler, according to an obituary.