Puyallup boy, 13, fatally shot by friend
The News Tribune reports the Pierce County medical examiner’s office has identified the dead boy as Eddie Holmes of Puyallup.
Police Capt. Scott Engle says officers responded to a home Thursday and found a boy trying to help the 13-year-old victim, who had been shot in the chest. The teen died later at a hospital.
Police say several boys ranging in age from 12 to 14 were at the home after school when the boy who lived there pulled out a shotgun to show to the others, all of whom were friends. That boy gave the gun to another boy. Engle says the 13-year-old victim was shot a short time later.
Engle said a 13-year-old boy was being booked into juvenile detention for investigation of manslaughter.
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