Sunday, October 14, 2012

Accidental Shooting in Des Moines - One Dead One Arrested

 Local news reports with video

Des Moines police responded to 1444 E. Walnut St. after a report of a person being shot. Authorities found Corey L. Hamilton Jr., 16, with a gunshot wound to his head.

Medics from the Des Moines Fire Department transported the teen to an area hospital, where he later died from the injury.

Police interviewed several witnesses and arrested 15-year-old Dontavius Sharkey. Police said the gun used in the incident was recovered with the cooperation of the suspect.

As a result of the investigation, Sharkey has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless use of a firearm.

Why was he arrested immediately while so many are not? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about this case, I'm complaining about all those that are under investigation.

When someone is shot by another, the shooter should be arrested immediately and all his guns confiscated, unless it's an unequivocal case of self defense. Then they can investigate all they want.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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