Teen Charged With Manslaughter After Boy, 15, Dies From Gunshot Wound: Police

Shooting investigation ongoing, motive unknown

A 17-year-old is now charged with manslaughter after police say a 15-year-old boy he was accused of shooting died due to his injury.

Garland police said officers were called to a shooting at a home on the 3700 block of Burning Tree Lane at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they found a 15-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The child was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

Detectives investigating the shooting learned the victim was inside the home with another 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, identified by police as Andy Erives, when the shooting took place.

The 15-year-old told police Erives pointed the gun at the victim and shot him before running from the home.

Erives was later found and taken into custody along the 3600 block of O'Henry.

Police have not said where the gun came from or what led to the shooting.

Erives was held in the Garland Detention Center on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge was elevated to manslaughter when the 15-year-old victim passed away, police said.

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