Phoenix police: teen dies week after accidental shooting

Posted 11/30/20

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 14-year-old boy has died after being wounded a week ago when he was shot in an apparent accident while a friend was mishandling a firearm.

Sgt. Ann Justus …

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Phoenix police: teen dies week after accidental shooting

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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 14-year-old boy has died after being wounded a week ago when he was shot in an apparent accident while a friend was mishandling a firearm.

Sgt. Ann Justus identified the youth as Joseph Michaelson.

Police reported earlier that detectives had arrested a 16-year-old youth in connection with the Nov. 23 shooting that left Michaelson in critical condition.

Authorities did not release the name of the older teen, who was taken to a juvenile detention facility.

Officers say the 16-year-old fled after the shooting and believe he carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint to get away. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

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