14-year-old charged with shooting cousin, 11, in Vicksburg

June 10, 2021 GMT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 14-year-old Vicksburg boy is facing a criminal charge in the shooting death of his 11-year-old cousin which police said appeared to have been an accident, police said.

The 14-year-old has been charged with manslaughter-culpable negligence, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore told WAPT-TV.

The shooting happened Tuesday night at a Vicksburg residence. Police say they found 11-year-old Rashawn Wilbert suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The 14-year-old appeared before a judge Wednesday and his bond was set at $150,000, The Vicksburg Post reported.