An 11-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his 14-year-old friend, authorities said. The boy was arrested on Wednesday. Deputies said Jadon Vaughn, 14, was visiting the Lake City, Florida, home of the 11-year-old boy and his 13-year-old brother.
The boys were left alone in the home when the brothers’ parents went out for the night. The children were wrestling when the 11-year-old went to get a pistol from his parents’ room, investigators said. The gun went off when the boy pointed it at Vaughn, killing him, according to officials. The boy and his first claimed that Vaughn threatened them with a knife but later admitted that they placed a knife next to the 14-year-old’s body, thinking they “would be in less trouble.”