Ski Mask and Assault-Rifle Water Gun Prank Leads to Killing of Mississippi Teen

May 24, 2022
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A teen in Mississippi shot and killed another teen who approached his home with a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle while wearing a ski mask, authorities said.

The teen killed was one of thee people who approached a home in Jackson on Saturday with the water guns that looked like real weapons and masks, Jackson Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn told media outlets.

A 17-year-old shot a 15-year-old in the chest with his real gun and the teen died, Hearn said.

All the teens were friends, police said.

Police are currently calling the case a justified homicide, but the investigation continues and they are questioning all the teens to determine exactly what happened and whether the real gun was leally owned, Hearn said.

Topics Mississippi Gun Liability

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