Mt. Juliet juveniles charged after injured teen of accidental shooting released from hospital
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office charged three juvenile teens in a shooting incident that was reported last Tuesday, December 27.
The three teen boys involved were charged with filing a false report. The teen who had the gun was charged with possession of a handgun under the age of 18-years-old, tampering with evidence due to trying to hide weapon in wooded area, and reckless endangerment for carelessness.
The Mt. Juliet teen, who was the victim of an accidental shooting incident early last week, was released from the hospital with non-serious injuries on Thursday, December 29.
He is very lucky to be alive,” said Wilson County Sheriff, Robert Bryan.
Wilson County Sheriff Deputies responded to the injury regarding a teen and a gun on Tuesday afternoon, December 27, in Mt. Juliet.
The 16-year-old teen boy was injured at 515 Davis Corners Road in Mt. Juliet, admitting to authorities that he was playing with a gun when the firearm fired off a round.
The boy had originally told dispatch responders that a person pulled into the driveway at the home of the residence and fired a shot at the teen before exiting the scene. After further investigating into the case, authorities concluded that the statement was false.
Conflicting statements from those involved were gathered during the questioning of the incident. The juvenile witnesses then cooperated and told the truth of what had actually occurred, which was the teens were playing with a gun when it accidently went off and injured the teen boy in his neck.
While investigating, deputies searched the property and found where the teens involved had attempted to hide the gun in a wooded vicinity of the property of the home where the incident occurred.
The gun’s owner has not yet been confirmed as far as how the teens retrieved the weapon. Further investigation is currently ongoing.