Cook Co. teen shot and killed by brother - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Cook Co. teen shot and killed by brother

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Kendrick Johnson family in Albany

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:33:54 GMT
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week. Those organizing the presentationMore >>
    Wednesday morning the family of Kendrick Johnson will make an appearance at ASU to speak to students about their case, its all part of the university's criminal justice week.More >>
  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A Cook County teenager was shot and killed by his own brother.

The boys apparently were playing with a gun while their father was not home, but investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

A 13-year old boy was shot and killed by his 14-year old brother inside their home on Hemp Spring Circle Wednesday afternoon.

"It's certainly a tragedy for that family at the very best there's nothing good about this," said Cook County Sheriff John Daughtrey. "It's something I can't even imagine."

Authorities refused to give us the names of the teens.

"It's our understanding that they removed the guns from the safe," said Daughtrey. "The father was gone to a doctor's appointment."

The nine millimeter gun was loaded when the boys pulled it out of the safe.

The boy called his father and told him his brother had been shot but he wasn't sure if he was dead or not. His dad told him to call 9-1-1. A neighbor also rushed to the mobile home.

The boy was shot in the face and his brother tried giving him CPR to bring him back to life.

When authorities got there they found the teen lying on floor next to the love seat in the living room.

This should serve as warning to people who have both guns and children in their home.

 "I highly suggest to someone that has firearms in the house to have gunlocks on them if they have children," said Ed Mullinax of Valdosta Pawn.

The GBI told us late Thursday afternoon the teen has been charged with misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter.

The Sheriff tells us the father has raised the boys on his own since their mother died several years ago.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

Powered by WorldNow