A 11-year-old is charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.
“He shouldn’t have been the oldest in that house. Them kids' parents should’ve been there. They should’ve been supervised, and my nephew would still be here,” said Christopher Hall, the victim’s uncle.
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Hall has a lot of questions after deputies said his 14-year-old nephew, Jadon Vaughn, was shot and killed by an 11-year-old boy inside a Lake City home.
Flowers fill a porch where deputies say a 14yo boy was shot to death, as an 11yo now faces manslaughter charges. pic.twitter.com/8R8O3Ktog7— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) December 28, 2018
“I don’t even understand why he was in that situation,” said Hall.
The day after Christmas, deputies said Vaughn was visiting friends, 11-year-old and 13-year-old brothers. According to a report, deputies said after the boys were play wrestling, the 11-year-old went into his dad’s room, pulled out a gun, removed the magazine, pointed it at Jadon and shot him. Investigators said no adults were home at the time of the shooting.
“I hope justice prevails,” said Hall.
“I don’t understand how this happened. I hope justice prevails,” — family speaking out after the arrest of an 11 yo charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 14yo Jadon Vaughn. Live at 5 @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/M7pEcoiaPK— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) December 28, 2018
Deputies said after the shooting, the 11-year-old called his dad and told him that Jadon came at him with a knife. Investigators said the 11-year-old and his brother admitted placing a kitchen knife in Jadon’s hand after the shooting, believing they would be in less trouble.
“Lock your guns up. Keep your weapons out of the reach of children, or keep your bullets at least three steps away from your gun. They’re dangerous,” said Hall.
Vaughn's family put together a GoFundMe for the funeral costs.
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