Stolen Gun Used In 9 Year Old’s Shooting
Columbus Third Grader Critical After "Gun Discharged"
A nine year old Columbus boy is in critical condition after being shot with a stolen gun according to a Police Investigator.
What exactly happened inside the home in East Columbus where the child was shot is still under investigation but the nine year old is fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital and a fourteen year old is facing multiple charges.
According to the Columbus Police Department there were multiple witnesses inside the home on Andrea Drive at the time nine year old Keyvonta Williams was shot in the stomach.
Family members tell First News Williams is a third grader at Georgetown Elementary.
According to witnesses on the scene Wednesday, the fourteen year old suspect was shooting a gun in the backyard of the residence before young brothers and their friend came back inside the home later in the day.
“My oldest brother he said he was walking out of the room and he heard a loud noise and he smelled something burning, turned around and our little brother was on the floor”
(Reporter) And the young man just flew out of the house?
“Yeah, that’s what they said. They said he threw the gun in the drawer and flew out of the house,” the victim’s sister told First News.
The gun recovered on the scene was a 40 caliber pistol reported stolen from a car in Columbus last year.
The teen shooter was also pictured outside the home posing with the gun on social media just prior to the shooting.
The fourteen year old suspect is not charged as an adult and is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on a date to be determined.
He is charged with multiple counts including Aggravated Battery and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Those charges could be upgraded depending on any change in the victim’s status